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Error on web app restore to new hardware

  Asked By: Megha    Date: May 22    Category: MOSS    Views: 948

I am doing a test migration from one farm to another. The source farm is one
server with a SQL backend. The new farm has 2 WFEs, 1 App server, and cluster
SQL backend.

I am doing the backup/restore using the web interface.
The back works without an issue. On the restore though I am running into
issues. The web app is getting created on the app server (it is setup as WFE
too, but will not be under the load balancer) but fails with the following
conflict on the WFEs

[10/22/2008 10:58:54 AM]: Verbose: Backup/Restore Settings:
Backup Method: Full
Top Component: Farm\Windows SharePoint Services Web Application\Live Site
Directory: \\********\migrationbackup$
Progress updated: 5
[10/22/2008 10:58:54 AM]: Restore Method: New
Backup ID: 151c11be-e246-4417-8600-21a4b1cf904a

[10/22/2008 10:58:54 AM]: Verbose: Starting OnRestore event.
[10/22/2008 10:58:54 AM]: Verbose: Current object: MOSS Test Migration (previous
name: WSS Live Site).
[10/22/2008 10:58:54 AM]: Verbose: [Live Site] Trying to connect to Web
application http://MOSS/.
[10/22/2008 10:58:55 AM]: Verbose: [MOSS Test Migration] Creating a new Web
[10/22/2008 10:58:58 AM]: Verbose: [MOSS Test Migration] Provisioning a new Web
[10/22/2008 10:59:49 AM]: Error: Object MOSS Test Migration (previous name: Live
Site) failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located
in the backup directory.
SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must
re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=MOSS Test Migration
Parent=SPWebService is being updated by ****\mossservice, in the OWSTIMER
process, on machine WFE01. View the tracing log for more information about the
[10/22/2008 10:59:50 AM]: Debug: at
tedObject obj, Boolean storeClassIfNecessary, Boolean ensure)
dObject obj, Boolean ensure)
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPPersistedObject.Update()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.Update()
at Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebApplication.OnRestore(Object
sender, SPRestoreInformation args)
[10/22/2008 10:59:50 AM]: Verbose: Current object: moss_content_db00 (previous
name: moss_content).

From here the databases start restoreing without a problem. When I view webs on
the 3 servers the app server has the web created, but not the WFEs. Any idea
what the problem is?

The really odd thing is I did this once before on the same hardware with no
problems. But we decided to change from 32bit to 64bit OS, so the new servers
were rebuilt and now this.



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