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Restore MOSS 2007 using only Databases?

  Asked By: Kari    Date: Sep 05    Category: MOSS    Views: 808

I've got a question for you all:

Is it possible to restore a sharepoint 20007 installation using only the
databases?

I'm playing around with a disaster recovery scenario, one of which is
testing BackupExec 11d. BE is useless at this point, and I'd like to
know if the SPS 2003 manner of attaching to the config DB can be used
with MOSS 2007 to get you up "quick and dirty?"

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2 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Sep 05

If you made any changes in templates language resources etc It won't work.

Also additional features and solution causes problems.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Cory Brooks     Answered On: Sep 05

Bear in mind that the databases  have specific names, and that pretty
much describes what's in them. Your Content Databases will have all
your content, for instance. Your Config database has your
configuration, and so on. Like Mehmet said, there are a quite a few
things that end up in the 12 hive on your web servers that doesn't exist
in the databases and therefore wouldn't get recovered in a database only
recovery. I bet even in SPS if you attach to an existing config
database but don't have language templates or web parts installed pages
won't render. I know it's that way with WSS v2. Short answer, you're
better off than you were with v2/2003 but you still need more than just
the databases.

 
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