Authors: Microsoft Office Internet Platform and Operations Windows SharePoint Services Team
This white paper describes the way the Internet Platform and Operations group at Microsoft configured Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services server farms to publicly host Windows SharePoint Services (Beta). This is the second of four papers that describe the Windows SharePoint Services Beta hosting experience.
The configuration and best practices outlined in this paper may be of use to anyone deploying Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) in a hosting scenario, for example, Internet service providers. This paper outlines the data storage solution — including the hardware environment and RAID configuration — and the database back up and restore procedures for this deployment. For more detailed descriptions and steps for backup and restore scenarios, see the Windows SharePoint Services Administrator's Guide.