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SP 1 for Version 1.0

  Asked By: Jagdish    Date: Aug 28    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 810

I need clarification before I run SP 1 for SPS version 1.0. By running
SP 1, are all my customizations within the portal gone, i.e., graphics,
etc? Currently, I cannot run a backup using the msdmback function. I
went on the MS support site and under Articles 281425 and 281426, it
states that all these services need to be started. I verified that all
the services are started and I rebooted the server multiple times and
still no luck. My only option left is to reinstall SP1.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Claire May     Answered On: Aug 28

I would say your other option is to pay for a Microsoft incident and get
your backup  problem taken care before even thinking SP1 or uttering SP1
in front of your server.

Without a backup, you are opening yourself to be hosed. I don't know if
you have a support  contract or open incidents w/Microsoft or how much it
would cost you, but do it. Now. Before your system crashes.

To quote the Dodos in 'Ice Age' -- "If you weren't smart enough to plan
ahead, then doom on you!"

Answer #2    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Aug 28

SP1 fixes a few problems, atleast it did in my case.

1) I was unable to create a new workspace, perhaps a
virus attack or whatever, but SPS wont let me create a
new workspace until I installed SP1 and now everything
is fine.

2) It doesnt cause harm in any way, and worked good
whenever i tried it (I tried it atleast ten times on
different servers with zero problem reports)

Answer #3    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Aug 28

While SP1 should not cause issues, Wayne is correct; you better have a
decent back up that you can count on if you have any data that you or
your users are partial towards. The time to worry about your data is
not after you have lost it.

Answer #4    Answered By: Dante Parsons     Answered On: Aug 28

And one further point just to firmly entrench my paranoia into everyone
else's lives....

Just because the backup  completes successfully does not mean the backup
is good.

In other words, before you do something major (and there may be some
debate whether or not reapplying SP1 is major), do the backup and
attempt a restore on a test server.

Reason: One thing we learned in the Sharepoint Summit is that certain
data consistency checks aren't done during the backup but are done
during the restore. So for some reason, you might get a backup to run,
and it creates the backup file, but it might be corrupt, and only the
restore process finds the problem.

You would be very disappointed in having a backup that doesn't work,
because you typically only find this out _when you need the backup_.

Answer #5    Answered By: Luke Davis     Answered On: Aug 28

I don't know how many times I told clients that they need
to attempt a restore of their regularly scheduled backups to make sure
that they work. Nothing quite like finding out all of your backups are
generally useless, right after you tell the boss you are going to
restore last nights back up. I always have my clients keep a spare
machine setup to do restores if a single file is needed or to swap into
production for a bad hardware failure.

Answer #6    Answered By: Daniella Landry     Answered On: Aug 28

What can you do if your backup  is bad? Please advise.

Answer #7    Answered By: Bo Stafford     Answered On: Aug 28

If it was my data, I would create a restore server on an extra machine
and start to restore the backups and go back night by night until I got
to a good backup. It might be that there is a recent backup  that will
work and I we would not lose much data. The only way to tell if a backup
is good is to restore it to a machine. If I felt that I did not have a
good backup or and would lose too much data I would start a dialog with
MS Support which I think is what Wayne stated earlier in this thread.

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