Sharepoint recovery from failed drive

I have a failed hard drive from a SBS 2003 install. We had some Sharepoint data on there we need to get back but the backups were corrupted during the same incident the drives failed. I can however, recover data fromr the drives.

So how can I recover the Sharepoint data to a new SBS install? Same platform and same server/domain name.

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garignackConnect With a Mentor Commented:

you will need to be able to recover the following files from the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$SharePoint\Data folder
    * STS_Config.mdf
    * STS_Config_log.ldf
    * STS_Servername_1.mdf
    * STS_Servername_1_log.ldf

You then stop SQL, paste those in the same folder on the new instance and restart SQL again.
If you can't get that to work, you can also try using the DocAve 4.5 trial from AvePoint. I believe the recovery manager portion is free and unlimited.  

I have used DocAve 5 on MOSS 2007 extensively and have been very happy with the results.
underIceAuthor Commented:
Thanks, I'll give this a shot and let you know. Thinking about it more I think I have to make sure the Sharepoint versions match up.
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underIceAuthor Commented:
When I did the swap you suggested and tried company web again I get:

Cannot connect to the configuration database. For tips on troubleshooting this error, search for article 823287...

Any idea what that means?
underIceAuthor Commented:
This is what I see in the event veiwer:

Unable to connect to the database STS_Config on servername\SharePoint.  Check the database connection information and make sure that the database server is running.

The STS_Config.mdf and the STS_Config_log.ldf are present in the MSSQL$SHAREPOINT\Data folder...
underIceAuthor Commented:
I was able to get the database loaded, thanks!
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