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Restore problem

  Asked By: Bhagavati    Date: Sep 03    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 622

I am having a strange problem with msdmback.vbs
utility.
I have been doing backup and recover on a different
machine using msdmback fine till now.
This is what I did
1) I just thought about adding the optional password
parameter during backup to see how it works.
2) The backup was successfull
3) I tried to do a restore on a different machine
without giving the password.
4) It ofcourse did not work but I got the nasty
Error: An error occurred during restore. See the
event log for more details.
ErrNo: C7FF0BB9
Desc: Automation error
Source: MSDMBack

5) So I thought i can easily fix this by providing the
password , but to my disgust IT GAVE ME THE SAME
ERROR.

6) So I thought I should revert back to the basic
backup/recover without the password parameter.

7) I did a backup again without any password and tried
to do a restore, BUT It still gave me the same error.

8) The restore doesnt work at all now..... dont know
whats going..

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6 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Siobhan Waller     Answered On: Sep 03

try restarting the server and then restore.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Lorenzo Steele     Answered On: Sep 03

I did try restarting the server, all the services , it
still wont work...BUT.....

It WORKED finally , when I rebooted the whole
machine..it gave me a big sigh of relief,
else the only option I had was to reinstall
Sharepoint..

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Divakar Naik     Answered On: Sep 03

I want to setup and configure also a standalone server with Sharepoint that
can be used in cases of problems, e.g. if I need a folder back  and not a
complete
restore.

How did you configure your server and Sharepoint?
Is it necessary to create an exact copy of the real time server (properties
etc)?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Marcus Davis     Answered On: Sep 03

you can use export,import tool for your purpose...

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Perla Vang     Answered On: Sep 03

You just need to make sure that both servers have the same software with
the latest SP. Currently I have a production server with a cold spare
configured exactly the same as the production server in case I need to
restore to my cold spare.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Sandra Alexander     Answered On: Sep 03

You should also consider making it part of the domain that your
production server is in. Otherwise the security settings get squrrily
since it has no idea of any domain groups, accounts or even other
machines local accounts.

 
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