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Error: Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnRestore

  Asked By: Reed    Date: Jun 10    Category: MOSS    Views: 4272

I've recreated our SharePoint 2003 site to MOSS 2007 using SQL Server
2000, note that all services of MOSS 2007 is running in a single server
including SQL 2000. Now i've backup MOSS 2007 (entire server farm) and
tried restoring it to a new machine (MOSS 2007 using SQL Server 2008).
The type of restore i used is New Configuration.

This is the error i've encountred:

Error: Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnRestore. For more
information, see the error log located in the backup directory.
InvalidOperationException: The new indexer must be enabled and installed

Any idea guys what went wrong.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Jerod Carrillo     Answered On: Jun 10

You can only have one Index server per SSP in your farm. I suspect that you
backed up the existing Index server and are trying to restore it to a new
server without making that new server the Index server in the farm. Since
you can only have one Index server it fails to restore the Index server to
the new server since a different server is already the Index server.

Answer #2    Answered By: Hema Pasupuleti     Answered On: Jun 10

So what is the solution of this problem?

Answer #3    Answered By: Candis Kinney     Answered On: Jun 10

Either don't restore the index  server database and role to the new server or
remove the old Index server from the environment before doing the restore.
Remember, the Index can and probably should be re-built after this kind of
move so you aren't really losing anything if you restore everything but the
index server and index.