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SPS2003 - Backup & Restore

  Asked By: Viral    Date: Dec 26    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 673

Has anybody tried restoring a backup file from Server A on Domain A to Server B
on Domain B? I don't know if this would be possible because the users and the
admin accounts are different because of the different domain. I was just
wondering if anybody has tried this and if you have, were you successful?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Deirdre Macias     Answered On: Dec 26

I have, and it will work to varying degrees based on the specifics of your
setup. The caveats are:

1) domain  A and B cannot have the same name, but not actually be the same domain
(e.g. both called contoso, but created at different times and not synched).
2) Everything should work without modification if there is a trust relationship
between the domains.
3) If there is not a trust relationship, you'll lose all personalizations and
you'll have to manually fix the users  and permissions.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kala Solomon     Answered On: Dec 26

My only concern here is when I do run the restore  and the portal is up and
running on the new domain, how do I get into the portal since none of the
original users  no longer exists? Do I set this site in IIS as anonymous?

Answer #3    Answered By: Madison Clark     Answered On: Dec 26

The administrators of the box have full access to the Portal Sites so
you can go into the restored database and change the permissions.

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