Poch

Hi, I'm new with SharePoint. My company is using WSS2.0 to host our Marketing Site. I'm fairly new and will be taking over its administration. As part of my work, I've set up a test server that is supposed to mimic the current server. I'll use it as testbed for 2007 migration, practice,etc.

What I did was use stsadm to make a backup of the site, and then used Window's Backup utility to have a copy of the physical files.

Question is, how do I properly restore from the stsadm backup

I tried it yesterday with the following command:

stsadm.exe -o restore -url http://<server_name>:8080/ -filename <path>\<filename>.dat -overwrite

It did say that the restoration's complete, but I don't know how to check whether the site's there Sad please help. I'm new at this. Thanks.


Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Transferring from Production to Test

Naveedullah Khan

Hi,

There are two ways of doing this, both of which very simple:

  • You know the web address that you used to restore the site.
  • You can go to the same URL using your web browser to view the site.
  • You can use the Central Administration web application and then go to the applications tab to view the list of applications available on the server.

Hope this helps






Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Transferring from Production to Test

Poch

Hi Naveedullah,

I'll be trying this out Smile Thanks Smile




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Transferring from Production to Test

Bytejaeger

Hi Poch

Attention:

When the test server is in another domain to the production domain and they do not have a trust between the domains, then you will have another issue. Sharepoint saves the SID of the user in the database!

With STSADM you have also the option to reassign the SIDs from one domain\user to another domain\user. But you have to know all used users in sharepoint.... (or use a script)