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  Asked By: Christina    Date: Jan 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1022

One of our servers just crapped out on us, something got hosed up on
the indexing server, so we're going to have to do a total reinstall
and wipe of everything on that server.

We tested out some of the restore operations (which actually have
been a real pain for us), we finally tested it out and got it to
work on a laptop running Windows Server 2003 and SQL Server 2000
(different server than our other SPS2003 environment).

My question is how is the config database rebuilt on the fly, with
the same information as there was before? Is the database built
from using information from the other three databases (PROF, SERV,
SITE)? I'm just asking out of curiosity how the config database is
created "knowing" our information from before, even though it's on a
different SQL server.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Adalberto Merrill     Answered On: Jan 06

f your indexing  server (which I assume is dedicated) crapped out why
don't you just resinstall OS and Sharepoint and join the farm. You
should not have to do anything else.

As far as config  DB, you can only restore  it on the same server/farn. If
you were to install a new farm, you will need to create a new config db
and import the portal site. The config DB maintain a reference to the
farm environment and SQL database for each portal.

Check this article for more detail


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