Welcome to a new series of blog posts in which we will focus on the Disaster and Recovery (DR) routines for Workflow Manager 1.0 in combination with SharePoint 2013. During SharePoint Conference 2013 me and SharePoint sensei Spencer Harbar presented a session called “Designing, deploying, and managing Workflow Manager farms” (watch the video recording). During that session we discussed different DR options for Workflow Manager and the Service Bus and we got tons of questions on that specific topic. We did not have time to go into details and we did not show any of the necessary scripts/routines you need to do when restoring a Workflow Farm or Workflow Scopes, and there is very little information available on that topic on the interwebs – so that is why this new blog series is being posted.

Index of posts

This blog post is just the introductory post and will be used as a place holder for all the posts in the series. Instead of writing one behemoth post I will split them into multiple ones and that will be a little bit easier for you to consume as well.

These are the planned/written/unwritten posts and will be linked to when posted.

  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Index post (this post)
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Preparations
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Recover a single Scope
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Recover a single database
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Recover a single machine
  • Workflow Manager Disaster Recovery – Recover a full farm

If you have any ideas on what more options to cover then feel free to post a comment below.

**Note:**All examples in this series uses Windows Server 2012 R2, SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 and Workflow Manager 1.0 Refresh (+ Service Bus 1.1).

Further reading

For proper configuration of the Workflow Manager Farm see the following posts by Spencer Harbar: