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I have deleted my SharedWebDb on SBS 2011 I have no backup. How can i get it back RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have messed up big time.

    I Had been trying to migrate from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011.

    Unfortunately I somehow managed to get the instructions mixed up and followed the ones for migrating from SBS 2008 instead. As a result I have deleted the SharedWebDb on the SBS 2011 and have no backup. What are my options.

    Is there somewhere I can download a clean version. If stuck Can I use a backup of a Working SharedWebDb from an other SBS 2011 on a different domain? is that even possible?

    Thanks

    I really don't want to have to revert to a pre migration backup off SBS 2003 and a fresh install of SBS 2011

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi Scott,

    Sorry this is my fault for not giving you the full picture. This
    is a direct result of a failure during the migration of a SBS 2003
    Server http://companyweb to a SBS 2011 http://companyweb during which
    the ShareWebDb database became corrupt. After trying several methods
    to fix the problem I realised that it would be much quicker to simply
    delete the ShareWebDb database and the
    sharepoint_configurationDatabase database and then reinstall
    sharepoint server using the default setup for SBS 2011. I am happy to
    report all went well and the old is server is removed with the new
    one working perfectly. Case closed. Thanks for your advise anyway :-)

    • Marked as answer by bmcardle Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:50 PM
    Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:49 PM

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  • <disclaimer>I haven't touched SBS since 2003, and I *HATE* SBS</disclaimer>

    you should be able to import the database in as though it were new... detach the content database from within SharePoint, restore the database, then Mount-SPContentDatabase

    If the new server is also a new domain, you will need to run the appropriate commands to map the old user to the new user.


    Scott Brickey
    MCTS, MCPD, MCITP
    www.sbrickey.com

    • Marked as answer by tracycai Wednesday, November 27, 2013 4:47 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by bmcardle Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:48 PM
    Thursday, November 21, 2013 7:14 PM
  • Hi Scott,

    Sorry this is my fault for not giving you the full picture. This
    is a direct result of a failure during the migration of a SBS 2003
    Server http://companyweb to a SBS 2011 http://companyweb during which
    the ShareWebDb database became corrupt. After trying several methods
    to fix the problem I realised that it would be much quicker to simply
    delete the ShareWebDb database and the
    sharepoint_configurationDatabase database and then reinstall
    sharepoint server using the default setup for SBS 2011. I am happy to
    report all went well and the old is server is removed with the new
    one working perfectly. Case closed. Thanks for your advise anyway :-)

    • Marked as answer by bmcardle Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:50 PM
    Sunday, December 1, 2013 8:49 PM