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I am trying to restore a SharePoint site on a different Server (development machine).  I ran this command using STSADM:

stsadm -o backup -url http://www.technologyblends.com -filename c:\backup\technologyblends

This created the technologyblends file (note, I forgot to give it an extension).  Now, I am trying to restore it on a different machine, but am having trouble.  First I did a simple file rename and gave it a .dat extension.  This is the command I am trying to run:

stsadm.exe –o restore –url http://www.technologyblends.com/ -filename C:\technologyblends.dat -overwrite

STSADM does not like the syntax.  I am  not sure what is wrong with it.  Thanks for any help given....

This is for SharePoint 2010 running SQL 2008 R2 (dev machine).  The backup came from a machine running SQL 2008.
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by:Mark Damen
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Have you created the http:///www.technologyblends.com site on the (new) dev mahine?  My guess is that the restore command won't create the site if it doesnt already exist.  It will overwrite it, so just create a blank one.
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Sorry.  More reading..

It can be done.  Specify the restoremethod flag, and set it to new.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262087%28office.12%29.aspx
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The dev machine has a fresh SharePoint install.  Should I be creating a web application and blank site collection before attempting to restore?  Also, what should the restore command look like?  

Thanks....
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by:Justin Smith
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When you back it up, give it a .bak extension.  When you restore, the web app needs to be there prior.  You aren't required to require over an existing site, so there doesn't have to be one there.
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Check out the article I linked to.  If you don't use the restoremethod flag and set it to new, then it will be trying to overwrite a site that doesn't exist.  Either create the site with proper name, then use the same command you posted here.  Or use the article, which means 1 step restore as you won't have to create the site first.
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by:Justin Smith
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Mark - you are referring to doing farm level restores.  Using the restoremethod switch does NOT apply when restoring site collections.

1. run stsadm -o backup -url ________  -filename path\backupname.bak
2. make sure the destination web app exists (create the site collection if you want but you dont have to)
3. copy backup file to destination server
4. run stsadm -o restore -url ________ -filename path\backupname.bak -overwrite

Done.
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