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Did unghosting cause a problem w/ my backup?

  Asked By: Travon    Date: May 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 959

WSS v2:

I have a site hosted by an external company. I recently backed up
this site using the backup tool in FrontPage. I needed to make
a "2006 archive" site from the backup.

I tried to restore it locally--since backing up via the internet
took forever, I wanted to test a quick restore on our intranet first
before trying it on the externally-hosted site.

The restore seemed to work, but I couldn't get to the default page.
I could get to other pages, like the /_layouts/1033/mngsubwebs.aspx
page of the site, and to subsites.

Now- I *did* unghost the original default page by removing
the "Discussions" label from the Quick Launch bar. Is this what's
causing my problem?

If the problem does stem from the unghosting, is there anything I
can do besides unghosting the original default page, backing up, and
restoring again? The main reason I don't want to do this is it is
still an active site, and we still don't want the "Discussion" label
on the Quick Launch bar.

Sorry for this long one. I'm really hoping someone can help me
figure this out!



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Stefanie Ruiz     Answered On: May 28

Okay, I think I've ruled out the unghosting  thing after further
testing. I tried backing up another site  w/ an unghosted page, and
the restore worked perfectly. Unghosting wouldn't appear to be the

Now I'm just wondering what is wrong w/ this site that it takes an
eternity to backup  and won't restore properly.

- I'm currently trying to back it up again. It says:
"Fetching 65 files (Chunk 1/1) - default.aspx"
That seems abnormal to me, now that I think about it. This site is
also about the same size as others I've backed up, and this one
takes MUCH much longer to backup than they did.

- One web part I have on this page is a CEWP that holds code to work
w/ google analytics. Could that be causing any problems?

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