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Restoring Differential Backup RRS feed

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  • I have wss 3.0 with single web application in live server. I took full backup from central administration and restored it in test server with new configuation (new web application and new database server). After few days I took differential backup in live server. Now i don't know how I restore the differential backup in newly created web application in test environment.

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 12:41 PM

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  • Hi,

    Please refer

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/sharepointadmin/thread/a58a0430-10e3-420d-a27d-e2cef479ca4a


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    Tuesday, February 22, 2011 1:40 PM
  • Hi Pratik,

    The thread you suggested doesn't provide the process to restore differential backup in new server. I would appreciate if you could provide me the stsadm command to achieve this task.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:38 AM
  • Hi,

    The stsadm command use to restore is

    stsadm -o restore -directory <UNC path> -restoremethod {overwrite | new} -backupid <GUID from backuphistory> -newdatabaseserver <SQL Server instance>

    for more infor. please refer

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262087%28office.12%29.aspx


    Regards, Pratik Vyas | SharePoint Consultant | http://sharepointpratik.blogspot.com/
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 9:53 AM
  • I have wss 3.0 with single web application in live server. I took full backup from central administration and restored it in test server with new configuation (new web application and new database server). After few days I took differential backup in live server. Now i don't know how I restore the differential backup in newly created web application in test environment.


    Pujan Amatya
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 2:03 PM
  • did you check this:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261704%28office.12%29.aspx

     

    hope this help

    -ws


    SharePoint administrator, MCTS,MCITP
    Wednesday, February 23, 2011 3:58 PM
  • Hi,

     

    According to your description,  I suggest that you should keep previous full backup. Please refer to the following link about backup with stsadm operation:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263441(office.12).aspx
     
    Best regards
    David Hu

     

    Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:20 AM
  • Thanks Waqas and David,

    I have checked both the links you guys provided. I restored the full backup in test environment using new configuration option (ie. new web application and new database). Then while trying to restore the differential backup in newly created web appication of test server, I didn't get option to change the web application. It only allows to restore the differential backup in original web application.


    Pujan Amatya
    Monday, February 28, 2011 9:46 AM