Sharepoint WSS 3.0 backup restore to new server clarification
Posted on 2010-09-07
The question is simple enough, and I have performed a restore before but only to the "same" server.
For the sake of simplicity lets assume the only thing running on this server is server 2k3 SP2, IIS 6.0 with one SSL key and WSS 3.0.
My issue is that I need to rebuild my current server, starting with a reinstallation of Windows (suggested by MS). After I backup all vital information and wipe and reinstall if I setup the new install of windows and join it to the domain with the same name and IP, is all that I need to do is to enable WSS 3.0 and then restore? Does this also restore all IIS sites related to WSS? How do I backup IIS and the installed SSL key? Will this (if this is the correct way) also allow me to use the same SSL key upon recovery of either WSS or IIS?
In short I need to reinstall windows and only restore WSS and all related services/apps. The less I have to restore the better as MS states that there is something "really seriously wrong" with the OS for to be causing the issues I am experiencing.