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Restore Sharepoint from Disaster - Have FS backup, STSADM backup, and Databases..

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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!
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by:sharepointguru14
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install sharepoint on the new server move the SQL dbs over and you will have 97% of your content back. Then you can do the restores on IIS and with stsadm to get any of the differences. Its important to note that you cannot and should not restore the sharepoint_config DB. Instead reinstall sharepoint with new config db and attach all content dbs.
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I've done most of that, i'm in the process of manually reattaching each web application using

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/102572/step-by-step-sharepoint-disaster-recovery.html

Since our developer's write some custom bits, how do I recover the content correctly?

I've now got Sharepoint MOSS 07 SP2 running OK with an SSP built and MySites attached.
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that would depend on what customization they did and what needs to be done to reinstall. If it is done within sharepoint then the SQL DB restore will restore the other content. The other location that developers tend to add things are in the 12 hive and in IIS. How to restore those custom items will depend on what they are and the original installation process.
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the customizations were generally provided with WSPs. I simply had to track down all the WSP and SSP changes.
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