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  • Hi.

    If this in only the Central Admin site, then I would recommend a different approach.
    Run  Config Wizard (PSConfig), select remove the CA site from this server. Finish, verify that all has been removed in IIS.
    Then, run the wizard again, this time, select to add Central Admin again.

    All of the info in CA is stored in the Config database so this approach will work in every case unless you have added some customization or subsites or other to the CA site Collection.

    Regards


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:24 PM
  • If I understand correctly, you are using SharePoint 2013 central admin to take the backup from one Farm and using the same option for restoring your back to another Farm.

    There are many things unclear here but most likely cause of this will be your restore operation will not be able to attach content database to your web application. This is with the assumption that your restore operation is restoring content DB.

    The best place to look for what is going wrong is to go to your backup folder and open sprestore.log file and search at what point it failed during restore operation.

    If it is unclear then please post the error log (only the error part) in here and see if someone can help you with that.

    If you only have one DB with only one site collection then simply take the DB backup and restore it to your new Farm SQL Server. Create new web application in your new farm, Remove empty content DB which you get as part of your web application and attach your restored DB.


    Amit


    • Edited by Amit V Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:47 AM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:53 PM

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  • Hi.

    If this in only the Central Admin site, then I would recommend a different approach.
    Run  Config Wizard (PSConfig), select remove the CA site from this server. Finish, verify that all has been removed in IIS.
    Then, run the wizard again, this time, select to add Central Admin again.

    All of the info in CA is stored in the Config database so this approach will work in every case unless you have added some customization or subsites or other to the CA site Collection.

    Regards


    Thomas Balkeståhl - Technical Specialist - SharePoint - http://blog.blksthl.com
    Download 'The SharePoint Branding Project' here
    Download 'The final guide to Alternate Access Mappings' free whitepaper here
    Download 'The final guide to SharePoint 2010 Site Settings' free whitepaper here
    Download 'The final Kerberos guide for SharePoint technicians' free whitepaper here

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 3:24 PM
  • If I understand correctly, you are using SharePoint 2013 central admin to take the backup from one Farm and using the same option for restoring your back to another Farm.

    There are many things unclear here but most likely cause of this will be your restore operation will not be able to attach content database to your web application. This is with the assumption that your restore operation is restoring content DB.

    The best place to look for what is going wrong is to go to your backup folder and open sprestore.log file and search at what point it failed during restore operation.

    If it is unclear then please post the error log (only the error part) in here and see if someone can help you with that.

    If you only have one DB with only one site collection then simply take the DB backup and restore it to your new Farm SQL Server. Create new web application in your new farm, Remove empty content DB which you get as part of your web application and attach your restored DB.


    Amit


    • Edited by Amit V Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:54 PM
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, December 20, 2012 8:47 AM
    Wednesday, December 12, 2012 5:53 PM