Creating a Pseudo Client

In case of a database failure, you can perform a disaster recovery operation to recover servers, content databases, configuration and Central Administration databases, and SharePoint Farm.

Apart from these components, you can also recover the Web Front End data like SharePoint hive, IIS settings and SharePoint registry entries. Using a pseudo client, you can perform a disaster recovery operation to recover one or more components of the Web Front End data.


  1. In the CommCell Browser, right-click Client Computers, and then click New Client > Application > SharePoint Farm.

    The Create SharePoint Farm Client dialog box appears.

  2. On the General tab,
    • In the Client Name box, type a name for the pseudo client.
    • Select a version from the SharePoint Version list.
  3. On the Associate Member Servers tab,
    • Select a primary member server of the Farm setup from the Primary Member Server list.
    • Select secondary member servers from the Exclude list and add them to the Include list.
  4. Click OK.
  5. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers to see the newly-created pseudo client.

What to Do Next

After upgrading to SP6, the SnapProtect services run with the local system account on the SharePoint computer. For backups to run on the SharePoint computer, reset your password and validate the account.

For steps to reset your password and validate the account, see Postinstall Considerations for the SharePoint Server Agent.

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Disaster Recovery Using a Pseudo Client