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Sharepoint restore issues - Default web Application removed RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    After trying to resolve an issue with orphaned items in a content DB, I successfully detached and reattached the content DB that was having issues. This did not have the desired effect I was after, so I detached it again, moved it into another location on the server, and tried a restore from backup exec. The restore failed after around 30K bytes, and now to my horror, the main web application has disappeared from Central Admin.

    I have been toying with the idea of restoring the charepoint config DB, though some articles warn about doing that.

    Has anyone run in to this issue and know where to from here?

    Thanks in advance

    Saturday, September 15, 2012 9:40 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    No I haven't seen a restore remove the webapp but the easiest way to go is to restore the ContentDB to a new webApp.

      • Create  a new webApp
      • Remove the ContentDB
      • Add the Old ContentDB
      • iisreset

    If you still need help with Orphaned features here is a link to a simple tool to help out http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/

    -Ivan


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.

    • Marked as answer by CeeeKay Monday, September 17, 2012 12:36 AM
    Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    No I haven't seen a restore remove the webapp but the easiest way to go is to restore the ContentDB to a new webApp.

      • Create  a new webApp
      • Remove the ContentDB
      • Add the Old ContentDB
      • iisreset

    If you still need help with Orphaned features here is a link to a simple tool to help out http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/

    -Ivan


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.

    • Marked as answer by CeeeKay Monday, September 17, 2012 12:36 AM
    Saturday, September 15, 2012 10:47 PM
  • Hi,

    No I haven't seen a restore remove the webapp but the easiest way to go is to restore the ContentDB to a new webApp.

      • Create  a new webApp
      • Remove the ContentDB
      • Add the Old ContentDB
      • iisreset

    If you still need help with Orphaned features here is a link to a simple tool to help out http://featureadmin.codeplex.com/

    -Ivan


    Ivan Sanders My LinkedIn Profile, My Blog, @iasanders.

    Thanks Ivan,

    Whilst your answer is correct in it's step by step form, as I had never faced the situation before, and when it happens for the first time to a prod environment, the mind does wonderful things and races all over the place throwing all sorts of random scenarios and actions to take, at you. :-)

    Whilst the end result was quite basic in my instance, I found the following article http://pitstopsharepoint.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/attaching-and-detaching-content.html completed the pieces of the puzzle that were missing for me, which in turn reflect what you had answered with, so many thanks.

    I have now to deal with the orphaned objects/sites/lists and will do a littl more research on it first :-)

    Cheers

    Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:44 AM