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I have a SERVER1 running WSS 3.0 and SERVER2 running WSS 3.0. I want to create a top level site on SERVER2 and import the content database from SERVER1. However, I dont know how to backup the content database without backing up the config database, because I wont need it. I just need the content DB. How would I do this. Thanks.
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you can do that in several ways, but you could try to back-up only the needed or specified tables separately then run the query on your new server assuming you're using linux + mysql the command you need to do (on the operatins system) is:

mysqldump -u[username] -p[password] --skip-opt --quick [dbname] [tablename1] | gzip -v -9 > /output/directory/[tablename1].sql.gz 

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it will also archive your dump into a .gz format
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I would actually be backing up a SQL Server 2005 content database and restoring it on a SQL Server 2000.
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Nevermind. Netstat showed it was getting the database from a different server, thats where my confusion was at. Thanks
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There isn't a straightforward or simple way to do this but there are tools that can assist you with your back-up requirements

Try using this tool:
http://www.shabdar.org/downloads/Setup.zip

more information here:
http://www.shabdar.org/sql-server-backup-utility.html
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Headed me in the right direction.
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Glad you got things right after all.

Have a nice day.
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