Recover Deleted WSS 3.0 Site

Hello,
Im very new to SharePoint.
I have a Production server (SPGPFS) running WSS 3.0 with Microsoft Business Portal installed which creates a my production SharePoint site (http://spgpfs/bp).  I have a test server (SPEXTRA) where I installed a demo version of MOSS.  Over the past week I have been experimenting with moving the Production BP application over to the Test server using the smigrate.exe utility.  So for unsuccessfully.  
While I was cleaning up Test server I inadvertently deleted the SPGPFS SharePoint Site which was the default site created when I installed WSS on SPGPFS.  This, of course, also took out my Business Portal site too.  The content database (SQL2005  WSS_CONTENT_BP) is still intact and the IIS web site is also still intact.  It appears that WSS needs to be extended (or re-extended) to the content database and IIS.  Can anyone help me with this process or offer other suggestions for recovering this site?
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
smigrate is not compatible with wss 3.0
it's a tool for wss 2.0 and sharepoint 2003.

to move sites in wss 3.0, export the site as a template on the source server, and import it on the destination server.

to fix your problem, how did you delete it (what did you do to delete it?)
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marknaborsAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the confirmation that smigrate is not a WSS 3.0 utility.  I guess this is one of the downsides to learning from the web.
 
I inadvertently deleted the site from WSS Site Settings (Site Actions >> Delete Site).  I thought I was in MOSS on my test server and didnt notice that I had an old browser session up that was pointed to the production server.  Stupid!
 
Current status:  I reinstalled the Business Portal web application on the Production server and it rebuilt the web application in WSS and reconnected to the original content d/b so I can now access the data using administrator credentials.  The reinstall created a thumb tab on my Home site called Business Portal (assuming this is a sub-site).  When I try to open the Business Portal site using a normal user account I receive an error An unexpected error has occurred. Im attracting a screen shot to illustrate.  

I have added users to the Home site permissions and they can access the Home site page but cant navigate to the Business Portal site.  I modified the Business Portal site permissions to inherit the security settings from the parent (Home) and they did flow down as expected but the user account still cant access the Business Portal site.  Do you have any idea why my security settings are not being recognized after they propagating to the sub-site?

BP-error.jpg
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
that error is a really generic one... and there's a way to configure sharepoint to show something more specific about it:

http://blog.thekid.me.uk/archive/2007/02/15/a-solution-to-quot-an-unexpected-error-has-occurred-quot-in-wss-v3.aspx

what kind of error do you get once you make those changes?
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Ted BouskillSenior Software DeveloperCommented:
WSS 3.0 is the foundation for Sharepoint 2007 (MOSS)  You can use WSS 3.0 content on MOSS but generally you can't go backward except with very simply content.

If you deleted a site and don't have a backup of the content database pre-delete you cannot restore it.
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marknaborsAuthor Commented:
Hello...I rebuilt this farm on another server.  
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