troubleshooting Question

Copy production Sharepoint server to a test server

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Microsoft SharePointMicrosoft SQL Server 2005
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Hello..

I am trying to copy a production sharepoint server/db {wss 3.0 v12.0.0.4518/sql2005} to a test lab.  

ie
  Sharepoint -->  Sharepoint-test
  Sharepointdb -->sharepointdb-test

I used stsadm to create a full backup {stsadm -o backup -dir \\someserver\someshare -backupmethod full} and after a little messing around I was
able to get it to finish without errors.   The strange part of this is the backup file is only 5 gigs, but I was expecting something close to 100gbs.  More specifically, the production sharepoint server only has 50gb's free at the moment...and when I tried to save the backup to the local drive stsadmin threw an error saying that it would need 100gb's for the backup.

So assuming my 5gb backup is good {just testing for now},  I setup a test sp box and sp db.   I ran the restore using stsadmin.    When I looked at the web application list, it was showing the restored applications with the production urls.   Will this impact the production environment?   If so how do I go about fixing this?

At this point I know I will prob need to rebuild the test environment, but in the end I need to have a copy that is as close to the production version if possible.   What is the best way to approach this?
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