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Red is Green, Up is Down and the Unsupported suddenly becomes Supported!
As I discussed in an earlier article backup/restore between farms for publishing sites was unsupported due to the fact that MOSS often stores absolute URLs to the Page Layout in the properties of a Publishing Page. Workarounds had to be used to adjust the incorrect URL after a restore to ensure that...
1 May 2009
Databases can become corrupted when using STSADM -o MergeContentDB
An important KB article has been released today discussing a problem in WSS which can lead to database inconsistencies when using STSADM -o MergeContentDB. It is highly recommended to backup as well the source and the destination databases before performing this operation to be able to rollback to...
26 Mar 2009
Common error situation when using backup/restore to transfer a database to a new farm on MOSS 2007
In the past I have seen the following problem a couple of times: a customer creates a backup of a content database on one server farm (e.g. using STSADM -o backup or a DB backup in SQL) and restores the backup on a different farm and attaches the content database to a web application. After this operation...
12 Mar 2008
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