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  • I have moss2007 on two servers: application and sql 2005. I have one web application for all the front end sites. and I have two web applications for each Central Admin and SSP. The personal site is disabled. But, I have one for the super admin under the user web application. Then , i have around 20 site collections on their own databases under the root. Their url seems to be subsite of the root. like: http://root.root.com/site1

    I copied the folder /12 except logs to the stage. Checked all four servers match the versions.

    I restored only the root and non of the logically subsites of the root.

    I created the web application > site collection . restored the backup of the production root to the stage. the restore site did not come up.

    I deleted the previously created web application, restored database . created another web application . used the stsadm to backup the http://root.root.com and restored at the stage server with http://rootstg:port and it did not work.

     

    Please help.

     


    Sara
    Friday, October 29, 2010 11:37 PM

Answers

  • Have you tried moving your content from PROD to STAGE with STSADM.

    The easiest thing to do is to configure the STAGE server and then use:

       STSADM -o backup

    in order to take a backup of the site collection in PROD.  Copy the backup file down to the STAGE server and then use:

       STSADM -o restore

    in order to restore it to STAGE.

     


    I trust that answers your question...

    Thanks
    C

    http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:56 PM
    Monday, November 1, 2010 1:15 PM
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  • Have you tried moving your content from PROD to STAGE with STSADM.

    The easiest thing to do is to configure the STAGE server and then use:

       STSADM -o backup

    in order to take a backup of the site collection in PROD.  Copy the backup file down to the STAGE server and then use:

       STSADM -o restore

    in order to restore it to STAGE.

     


    I trust that answers your question...

    Thanks
    C

    http://www.cjvandyk.com/blog
    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:56 PM
    Monday, November 1, 2010 1:15 PM
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  • Sara,

    You don't need to copy the file from 12 hive. Its not necessary. All you have to make sure that they have exaclty same veriosn of MOSS + Patches + Customizations.

    Then the best and easiest way to move would be to

    - create the web app on stage with one content database (DONT create the site)
    - now backup the SQL DB (where your root site is) using SQL Tool and restore it on Stage SQL Server
    - attach this database to the web application which you created as another content database.

    You should now be able to browse to the site.

    Assumptions:
    - Both stage and prod should be in same domain
    - both farms should have been setup the asme way and should be using same ID's/service accounts

     

    • Marked as answer by Sara_111 Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:27 PM
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:56 PM Do NOT ask people to mark your posts
    • Unmarked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Thursday, December 9, 2010 5:56 PM
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:36 AM
  • Thanks.

    Your comments in the assumption helped me to bring this up.

    I deleted all the web applications ,their website, and databases except the ssp, and central admin.

    Then, brought a new data backup. ( I read it in one of the thread that only one copy of each database can be used.)

    I did not renamed the restored database as I did in the past nor delete any of the Production service accounts from it. I added the new stage service account to the restored database as dbo.

     

    Thank you all for your replies.


    Sara
    Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:33 PM