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Restoring MOSS07 site from Database backup and files

  Asked By: Melissa    Date: Dec 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 7043

I am trying to restore a SharePoint 07 installation from a downed
server, but I don't have a SharePoint backup. Instead, all I have is
a backup of the SQL-Server 2005 database, and a backup of all the
files on the server. For some reason, I don't have System State
backup, so I can't just restore the whole server to a virtual.

So given a database, and the all of the files from the 12 hive, is it
possible to rebuild the SharePoint Installation?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Trinity Scott     Answered On: Dec 14

You can restore  your site..

Create a web app in MOSS, and in application management>content
databases you can remove the default content db, and add your content

That will take you most of the way there..

You still may have to add other files  in the 12 hive and in the virtual
directory folder as well...

Answer #2    Answered By: Constance Guerrero     Answered On: Dec 14

Assuming everything was built off of stock site  definitions, you should be OK.
You'll need to re-configure your SSP, search, and profile settings, though.

Answer #3    Answered By: Chandrabhan Konwar     Answered On: Dec 14

follow these steps:
1) make sure your backup  up SQL 2005 is resorted to a new
databasename if u are restoring  to the same server.
2) Create a web application if your moss installlion is up and
running else, reinstall it and get ur central admin up and running ./
3) From central admin create a web application. no need to create
site collection.
4) Go to management studio and see ur restoration is complete and
5) make sure your credentials have enough permission.
6) Form command prompt runs this command
Stsadm -o addcontentdb –url "http:\\myserver\newwebappname " -
databasename "nameofdatabase"
the process is directly proportional to DB size. Once successfully
Go to central admin again, Central Administration > Application
Management > Web Application List
Click the web application the new one and click the content database
link remove the database.
Note don't try to add large DB form UI it will time out.

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