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Restore Security Certificate form a bakcup

Posted on 2008-10-07
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I've had to restore an SBS 2003 server to a date prior to the installation of a security certificate.
Can I Restore this from a later backup ?
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Question by:Shumbalana
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by:ormerodrutter
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Export the certificate to a separate location. You can import it back after SBS restore.
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by:Shumbalana
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I'm guessing I would only be able to do that if I still had it installed ?
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by:ormerodrutter
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OF course you can only backup what you have in your server. Whats wrong with your server may be we can help.
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by:Shumbalana
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The server was slowing down once a day and the only way out was a reset, couldn't shut it down or restart.
No errors in the logs, lot's of research and tried removing software etc...
In the end I restored to an earlier date (before the Certificate was installed) and this has cured the slowdown problem, but the only place I now have the certificate is on backup.
So if I can't restore it then I guess I'll have to request a new one ?
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ormerodrutter earned 125 total points
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If you haven't backup your certificate then no. So it depends if your backup contains the cert itself. Anyway, if it is only a self assigned cert then there shouldn't be much problem getting a new one.
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That's what I needed to know, unfortunately it is not a self assigned cert and the only place it is is somewhere in IIS.
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