stsadm -o preparetomove RRS feed

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    I am receiving this error in the event log.


    Failure trying to synch web application c00d1509-ce23-4ce3-8af8-7ceaac141bc0, ContentDB 3155bd87-bcd8-4f1d-93b1-5592f86a5220 Exception message was A duplicate site ID b74548fd-6fe8-4bc6-9e95-2d02e37baccf(<sitename>) was found. This might be caused by restoring a content database from one server farm into a different server farm without first removing the original database and then running stsadm -o preparetomove. If this is the cause, the stsadm -o preparetomove command can be used with the -OldContentDB command line option to resolve this issue.

    My question is; can I run the stsadm -o preparetomove -contentdb<> -site<> -oldcontentdb command while the sites are up?  Does this lock the database or anything else that would result in the sites being unaccessible?

    Thanks in advance

    Monday, December 19, 2011 4:46 PM