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We have an existing server which already has a MOSS portal website installed using default port 80.
Now we have another standalone website which we need to restore as a separate application pool.

When we tried to restore using central admin we get the errors as below:

Also a website application pool was created for our main site but no other sites (should be around half dozen additional app pool sites), and we can't delete it.
Any ideas how we can correct this?



Failure Message:


Object SharedServicesContent_corpweb_59e28a57-ea19-4e4f-b167-e1e650e0a8ff (previous name: SharedServicesContent_59e28a57-ea19-4e4f-b167-e1e650e0a8ff) failed in event OnPostRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory.


 SharePoint - 81 - corpweb
      2/19/2009 7:02 PM      Object SharePoint - 81 - corpweb (previous name: SharePoint - 80) failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. SPUpdatedConcurrencyException: An update conflict has occurred, and you must re-try this action. The object SPWebApplication Name=SharePoint - 81 - corpweb Parent=SPWebService is being updated by NORTHLAND\sharepointservice07, in the OWSTIMER process, on machine WRSV-PORTAL2. View the tracing log for more information about the conflict.


 WSS_Content_corpweb
Completing restore      2/19/2009 7:04 PM      Object WSS_Content_corpweb (previous name: WSS_Content) failed in event OnPostRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. SPException: Cannot attach database to Web application. Use the command line tool or Central Administration pages to attach the database manually to the proper Web Application.


 Shared Search Index
      2/19/2009 7:06 PM      Object Shared Search Index failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. InvalidOperationException: The new indexer must be enabled and installed

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sounds like you are trying to use Central Administration to do the restore and an element/feature doesn't match.  As far as attaching your content database, its likely too large for it to handle, here's your syntax for attaching the content DB from the command line.
stsadm -o addcontentdb -url URL -databasename DatabaseName
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thanks that worked a charm
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actually - we found a problem that I can't seem to find has happened anywhere else on net..
there is a "missing" very basic page which was saved as .aspx page not appearing the the /Pages/ directory with eveything else that was there in our source directory..
When we try to to import, then paste the page into the /Pages/ directory we get the following popup:
[a file with the name, Pages/dropdowns.aspx, already exists. Do you want ot replace this with your file?]
When we select yes we get this message:
[Server error: The file "\Pages\dropdowns.aspx" is checked out or locked for editing by .]
(note there it no username after editing by )
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Do you have SharePoint Designer?  Perhaps the page is marked as hidden and can be unhidden with Designer
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yes that error was from SPD - cannot see any pages greyed out in pages dir.. Is there any other way to show hidden pages?
I think the problem is more buggy as the page wasn't hidden in the original directory..
thanks.. Also I created a new question for this here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_24174621.html
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