SPS 2003 and data RRS feed

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  • Have a bit of an issue. Our SPS 2003 sites seem to have been lost. We have no proper backup (using the sharepoint backup and restore) but have managed to copy the mdf files from the MSDE on the server and attached them to SQL Express. We can see the tables.We have installed a new copy of SPS 2003 but it will not allow us to attach. Is there any way I can get at the data (with or without SPS 2003) to enable me to extract the raw files - documents, speadsheets and images. I dont require anything else as I can recreate the sites. I would even be prepared to open a chargeable case with Microsoft ?

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:15 PM

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  • Hi,

    Have you tried using Stsadm , you need create a web application first http://websitev3 then
    Stsadm tool see example below
    stsadm -o deletecontentdb -url http://websitev3 -databaseserver DBSERVER-databasename
    stsadm -o addcontentdb -url http://websitev3 -databaseserver DBSERVER -databasename
    Best Regards, Ammar MCT
    Wednesday, October 28, 2009 4:24 PM