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  • testing backup restoration on sharepoint 2007 installed on a domain

    What is the best practices  to achieve a test server for SharePoint

    Can i create one or more SharePoint farm in the same domain

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:27 AM

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  • The best practices question is a little big and I'll leave that to someone else to answer.  However, you can definitely do a backup/restore within the same domain and you won't be violating any best practices doing it.

    --Paul Galvin, Slalom
      Microsoft MVP - SharePoint
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    Thursday, May 3, 2012 10:39 AM
  • thanks 

    you mean to say that i can install another server  farm(test) in the same  domain  and restore the  backup from the  production ?

    is that correct ?

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:04 AM
  • Indeed you can.  Make sure that any previous attempts have been deleted though as if an item with a GUID matching anything within your back-up is detected, it won't restore.

    Steven Andrews | SharePoint Professional | http://www.twitter.com/backpackerd00d | https://baron72.wordpress.com/

    Thursday, May 3, 2012 11:27 AM
  • thanks steven 

    I have just  installed sharepoint 2007 in a test server (not created any site ) . and i have  backup using both  stsadm utility and sqlbackup  from the production server 

    How do i begin the  restore the backup from the  production to  test which i have installed  without altering anything on the production server 

    Just restoring the sql backup is  not enough ?


    Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:18 PM
  • I have the same issue and question. Any suggestions?


    Tuesday, June 26, 2012 10:09 AM