How do I restore a sharepoint site that was not properley backed up
Posted on 2011-03-08
Here is the situation.
A client has about 100 users.
They have a single server that acts as a domain controller, file server and sharepoint site.
The server has 2 Zeon processors, 8 GB of ram and enough horsepower to do the job and has been doing it very well since last year.
The server is running Windows 2008 standard 64 bit, sharepoint 2010 foundations, SQL 2008 express.
During a recent (february 24th) windows update, the operating system broke and many services started to fail. (Thanks, Microsoft) After much effort, it was decided to install a fresh copy of Server 2008 and rebuild the active directory and install SQL and Sharepoint 2010. A copy was saved of the inetpub folder and the SQL data folder along with a copy of all the directories & files on the hard drive.
The big question is: Can I rebuild the sharepoint site from the data files that have been saved?
Looking forward to any positive insight. Thanks.