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How are portal embedded WSS sites and the parent portal connected?

  Asked By: Anish    Date: Sep 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1112

How are portal embedded WSS sites and the parent portal connected?

WSS SITES CAN NOT BE FOUND ON MIRRORED PORTAL
Error: http://<servername>/_layouts/1033/error.aspx?ErrorText=File%
20Not%20Found.

PROBLEM: The embedded sites can not be found in my mirrored portal.
(They are listed in the Webs and Sites tables of the Content
database.) All the areas, sub-areas, webs look great. When I
navigate to a site on the mirrored portal, I get a SharePoint error:

Http://<servername>/_layouts/1033/error.aspx?ErrorText=File%20Not%
20Found.

Is there a join column in the SITE (content) database that connects
the sites to the portals via a GUID? If so, where is it?

I am debugging a problem I'm having with creating a mirrored portal.

GOAL: Create a one-day-off mirrored portal from
• restored daily SQL Server backups of the SITE database
(<PortalName>_Site_data.bak), and/or
• a WSS restore script that restores all of the stsadm.exe
backups of the sites. This is the same script that comes with the
Resource Kit.

(After the first time I restored the SITE database, I thought I
wouldn't need the WSS restore script. I'm not sure now.)

DEBUG ATTEMPTS:

• I replaced the server name with the server's IP address and
I get the same problem.
• I tried to run the stsadm.exe to restore an individual site
on the mirror and I get the error that the "site already exists",
even when I use the –overwrite option.
• I am successfully able to create a new embedded Windows
SharePoint Site from this mirrored portal.
• I also replaced the <servername> part of the site URL in the
Portal_Site.Sites.URL to reflect the actual URL of a WSS site. The
FullUrl field still contained the old portal name. I reset IIS and
tried to access it. I got the same error.

Does anyone know what I need to do to get the embedded Windows
SharePoint Sites to work?

OTHER DETAILS

• The mirror portal is on a VM.
• SQL Server 2000 is the provisioning database. It is on the
same virtual machine as the mirrored web front end.
• Both mirrored portal and production portal's service patches
match.

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