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Different behaviours for a site which is deleted RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have deleted a sharepoint site collection http://servername/sites/testsite and tried to access the site url and got different behavior.

    1. When i access the url using default.aspx at the end e.g. http://servername/sites/testsite/default.aspx i get an error Server error in '/' application and below that a message says "The system cannot find the path specified. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070003))"

    2. When i access the url  http://servername/sites/testsite i am getting HTTP 404 which is normal.

     

    Can someone help me to understand the problem behind this?


    aju
    Monday, March 28, 2011 11:57 AM

Answers

  • All I can think of is a large site, have a look at this and see it if helps

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jjameson/archive/2007/05/07/deleting-large-sites-and-recovering-from-the-failed-deletion-of-a-site.aspx


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:01 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:42 AM
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  • How big was the site that you tried to delete?  This is an error that can occur sometimes if the site was large and/or heavily populated.  Can you also check to see if the site is showing up in the central administration site collection list.
    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    Monday, March 28, 2011 8:03 PM
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  • Hi Steven,

     

    Thank you for your reply. I have checked in CA but the site is not there in site collection lists. Do you know what is the root cause?

     

    Thanks,

    Aju


    aju
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 9:59 AM
  • All I can think of is a large site, have a look at this and see it if helps

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jjameson/archive/2007/05/07/deleting-large-sites-and-recovering-from-the-failed-deletion-of-a-site.aspx


    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/
    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Wednesday, April 6, 2011 2:01 AM
    Tuesday, March 29, 2011 10:42 AM
    Answerer