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SharePoint 2010 MySite Restore

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We just started using SharePoint 2010 and having been testing the MySite Options.

I have a the MDF and LDF copies of the MySite Datase from Aug 31st and would like to restore them to SharePoint 2010.  

What is the best way to recover this database?

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Question by:acastellano
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by:Justin Smith
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Are your backups from the existing 2010 mysites?  Or are they from 2007?
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by:acastellano
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Existing 2010 mysite.   I just made some changes/deletes and would like to test the restore back to Aug 31st.
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by:Justin Smith
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-make copies of existing SQL db's.
-detatch db
-replace files with the old copies of mdf/ldf
-attache db
-test in SharePoint
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by:acastellano
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Strange, when I do this, the MySite Profile photos are now missing.
Is there data stored in other locations beside (in my case) wss_content_mysite database?
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by:Justin Smith
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profile db
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by:acastellano
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I restored "User Profile Service Application_ProfileDB", but still dont see the Profile photos.
Is there another step I am missing or should I also restore "User Profile Service Application_SocialDB" and/or "User Profile Service Application_SyncDB"?
Thansk
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Justin Smith earned 500 total points
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you need to restore all the profile app related databases.  that would include sync and social.
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Just tried that and still do not see the Profile Pictures and Colleagues, but at least I am able to recover the attachments.
I will continue testing to see what I step I am missing.
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