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Moving workspace to a different server

  Asked By: Nishita    Date: Mar 12    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1303

Is there a way to move a workspace from one server to another server
without backup up.

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16 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Upbrave C# expert     Answered On: Mar 12

In my experience, MSDMback.exe is the tool/utility to use - backup  and
restore. It is installed with SPPS.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Sylvia Barrett     Answered On: Mar 12

when restoring this tool overwrites other workspaces on the
server!

for example if you backup  in one machine a workspace  called 1 and go to a
second machine where you have workspaces 1 2 and 3 working and run the
restore, you will be left with only 1!

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Cody Hinton     Answered On: Mar 12

I like to use that but I am having trouble with MSDMBack. it is coming
up with an error no CF771004.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Vicky Gillespie     Answered On: Mar 12

i gotta move  but generally the msdmback requires you to run it first with
your username and password, no other switch (i think its /a)
only then start the /b or /r.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Clara Heath     Answered On: Mar 12

I didn't experience the problem Mr. Sagi mentioned. As far as the error
message you mention, we too got some error messages initially (I don't
remember which ones), and it turned out we had to very carefully craft the
backup statement (we had some switches malformed as I recall), and provide
appropriate paths and so on. Once we got the backup  statement and path
correct, it worked for us as indicated.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Babita Rajak     Answered On: Mar 12

The MSDMback works up to a certain point the crashes & gives out the
error no CF771004

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Erica Lewis     Answered On: Mar 12

i got 40GB free space 26 gb of sharepoint data. I run MSDMback which
runs perfectly until it reaches 18GB then give out the error CF771004

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Marquise Farley     Answered On: Mar 12

What is the text associated with CF771004? That might help.

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Gargi Mehta     Answered On: Mar 12

That is one problem It doesn't have a text associated with it.

 
Answer #10    Answered By: Radhika Vora     Answered On: Mar 12

Any chance you have a virus checker running?

 
Answer #11    Answered By: Harshit Nerurkar     Answered On: Mar 12

yes norton anti virus corporate edition.

If I run a repair would that overwrite my workspaces??

 
Answer #12    Answered By: Yvette Lyons     Answered On: Mar 12

Is your site still up and running after the failed backup  attempt? Can
you get to it via the MMC or web portal? If so I would disable the v
checker and then try another backup.

If not then you probably should do a repair. A repair should not
overwrite your data.

 
Answer #13    Answered By: Cecelia Gilliam     Answered On: Mar 12

Yes the site is still running after a failed backup. I can still get to
it using http: or the sharepoint portal server  administration.
I will try that

 
Answer #14    Answered By: Pramod Jituri     Answered On: Mar 12

Go to the application log and try to see more info about the error. When a
backup fails it is supposed to lig the failure.

 
Answer #15    Answered By: Daya Sharma     Answered On: Mar 12

Try IMPORT and EXPORT utilities provided by Microsoft.
It's easy and you can export only the workspace  you
want to move  and can import the workspace with out
overwriting the other workspaces on the destination
server.

With export and import utilities, you will be able to
transfer only the documents, folder and category
structure, custom & modified default document profiles
and custom properties if any, but not the UI changes.

Here are the links to utilities:

www.microsoft.com/.../import.asp

www.microsoft.com/.../export.asp

Let me know if you need more info on this. I tried
these utilites numerous times and it works well.

 
Answer #16    Answered By: Nikunj Kansagara     Answered On: Mar 12

Sharepoint is Exchange. you cant have exchange and sharepoint on same server
anyway so my guess is that the same files apply. if not- tell me and ill
look it up some more.

 
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