Using VEEAM to create a DEV server? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a production WSS single-server installation, and want to create a DEV version.

    We created a VEEAM backup of the server, restored it offline, then rename and re-IP the new VM. 

    However, on the new VM, when try to hit the CA site, it's pointing to the production site. When I try to pull up the site collection, I'm getting 'page cannot be found'. I created a little helloworld site which comes up fine.

    Is there something I can run to remap the location of the new server's CA to the new IP/server name? Like I said previously, the installations are single-server, with their own WIDs.

    Much thanks,



    • Edited by scogordo Friday, September 16, 2011 7:04 PM
    Friday, September 16, 2011 4:46 PM

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  • Hi Scott,

    Is the VM you created from production on the same network? How do you access your sites? By server name (http://testMachine) or by host name (say htt://company.name.com)?

    Have you updated the Alternate Access Mappings (Central admin > Operations)?

    Hope this helps!

    Friday, September 16, 2011 8:11 PM
  • Thanks BlueSky.

    Yes, same network. The new VM has different IP addresses from production's assigned to it.

    Production server is accessed by DNS pointing to either an IP or http://server:port site name. Essentially, the site which resolves as http://intranetsite.mycompany.com is, on the server, http://servername:1234 or AAM aren't changed, it's all handled through DNS. It's not the way I would have done it necessarily, but that's the way it is in production.

    The part I'm having a bit of trouble getting my head around is this:

    • when I RDP into the new VM and select Start > Sharepoint 3.0 Central Administration, it's taking me to the production CA address.
    • when I go to IIS and brows SharePoint Central Administration v3, I get "webpage cannot be found".

    Again, much thanks.

    Monday, September 19, 2011 2:43 PM