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  • Question

  • Hi all!

    I try to restore a web application with several collections.

    I execute restore process from Central Administration site. The process finishes without errors with "Completed" status.

    Then I can see my web app on the "Web Applications list" page. And I see all my site collections on the "Web collections list" page too.

    But application pool and web site don't exist on the IIS. Also don't exist corresponding folders in "Virtual Directories" folder.

    Could anybody advise me. How can I create new IIS pool and site and attach it to existing site collection entity in database.

    Thank you!

     

    Friday, April 15, 2011 7:33 AM

Answers

  • SPAnton, 

     

    Can you trying doing the backup using command line tool. 

    stsadm -o backup -directory <\\server name\folder name> -backupmethod full -item <Web application name>

     

    Make sure you have created a new web application before you start the restoration process. 

    and restore using the following command

     stsadm -o restore -directory <\\server name\folder name> -restoremethod overwrite -item <web application name> 

    Here is the lin you might want to follow. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288929(office.12).aspx

    Regarding your website and application pool not existing in IIS, you will have to create a web app before doing the restoration process. Make sure that web app created is running and IIS application pool and virtual directory exist too. 

    Creating an application pool is easy in IIS, but if a web app actually exists you might be either be looking at wrong web app or application pool. 

    Hope this helps. 

    Thanks

    V

     



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    • Marked as answer by SPAnton2010 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:11 PM
    Friday, April 15, 2011 1:41 PM

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  • SPAnton, 

     

    Can you trying doing the backup using command line tool. 

    stsadm -o backup -directory <\\server name\folder name> -backupmethod full -item <Web application name>

     

    Make sure you have created a new web application before you start the restoration process. 

    and restore using the following command

     stsadm -o restore -directory <\\server name\folder name> -restoremethod overwrite -item <web application name> 

    Here is the lin you might want to follow. 

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc288929(office.12).aspx

    Regarding your website and application pool not existing in IIS, you will have to create a web app before doing the restoration process. Make sure that web app created is running and IIS application pool and virtual directory exist too. 

    Creating an application pool is easy in IIS, but if a web app actually exists you might be either be looking at wrong web app or application pool. 

    Hope this helps. 

    Thanks

    V

     



    V
    • Marked as answer by SPAnton2010 Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:11 PM
    Friday, April 15, 2011 1:41 PM
  • Thank you! It works for me!
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:12 PM