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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
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
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