Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Backup & Restore Tips

  • Use UNC path when doing backup and restore
  • Create a new web application as well as a site collection before restoring, so that it does not restore on the default web application (C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\80). It will now be something like C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\test.elcom.com.au
  • But before restoring, you need to delete the content database of this web application, otherwise it will prompt you with a database exists error.
  • When restoring, if it says access denied to the backup folder, you need to give folder write permission to the timer service account.
  • Remember local folder permission is not the same as network shared folder permission
  • Whenever you have an access denied error, check the followings:
    • Database security
    • Service account security
    • Folder security
    • Sharepoint group security
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