Solved

Sharepoint 2010 Unattached Content Database Recover doesn't access all sites

Posted on 2011-03-19
7
633 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
A client says he deleted a sub-site from a site collection, which caused the entire intranet to become unavailable (Page Not Found errors when navigating to any part of the site).

I'm using "Unattached Content Database Data Recovery" in Central Administration. I can open the db, but only 2 sites are available for selection (both personal sites). However if I open the database in SQL Server Management Studio, I can see content for all the other sites in the collection. Is there any way to access this content?
0
Comment
Question by:anseris
7 Comments
 
LVL 38

Assisted Solution

by:Justin Smith
Justin Smith earned 150 total points
ID: 35171670
No.

So you aren't running regular backups?

0
 

Author Comment

by:anseris
ID: 35171743
I am. This client isn't.

Yes, that was my first question to him, too.
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:FastFngrz
FastFngrz earned 150 total points
ID: 35173778
He has no backups?  Bu_hahaha..  Good luck with that!  No sql backups, no stsadm backups, no powershell backups, no 3rd party backups, no snapshots/images of the vm?   Sorry buddy, look at expensive 3rd party tools to do sharepoint database recovery..  
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:KoenVosters
ID: 35174367
Have you tried attaching the content db to another farm just to be sure that you can't access the content?
0
 

Author Comment

by:anseris
ID: 35174821
KoenVosters: yes, tried that with the same result.

I don't have much sympathy for this guy either, but it's interesting that the information is apparently still in the database. I didn't want to dismiss this entirely without asking around.
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
KoenVosters earned 200 total points
ID: 35178425
I understand, but I would have to ask how important this information is, or what time they need to set it up again. Because as I see it now, if there is a fix, it will put the SharePoint farm in an unsupported state.
0
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:KoenVosters
ID: 35189753
Did you manage to fix it?
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Scenario: Let’s say you have a quote worksheet in Excel that you use to work up sales figures and such for your clients. You utilize SharePoint to manage and keep track of these documents. You would like values from your worksheet to populate Sh…
I thought I'd write this up for anyone who has a request to create an anonymous whistle-blower-type submission form created using SharePoint 2010 (this would probably work the same for 2013). It's not 100% fool-proof but it's as close as you can get…
A short tutorial showing how to set up an email signature in Outlook on the Web (previously known as OWA). For free email signatures designs, visit https://www.mail-signatures.com/articles/signature-templates/?sts=6651 If you want to manage em…
How to Install VMware Tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 (RHEL 6.4) Step-by-Step Tutorial

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question