Restore Sharepoint from Disaster - Have FS backup, STSADM backup, and Databases..
Posted on 2010-01-11
Our LAB server for Sharepoint development and training has crapped out due to a failed database move job. I need to restore this server back to the way it was. As a part of the failure, Sharepoint did me the service of wiping out c:\inetpub. Fortunately, I have file system level backups of every file on disk. I also have nightly STSADM scripted backups. Finally, I also have a backup of the SQL database. The original purpose was to move from a local DB server to a dedicated external DB server as this LAB system is a virtual machine.
With those three backups available, how can I restore this successfully? Our developers have SEVERAL customizations to the pages that need dealt with. I have all the files here -- I just need to know the best way to reassemble!