I have an existing Sharepoint 3 server running on 32 bit Windows 2003 that will not backup using the central administration backup tool (it says preparing but it never happens) and if I use the stsadm (fullbackup method) it gets hung up at 50% (see below) and never completes.
[10/16/2011 9:37:47 PM]: Verbose: Starting object: Windows SharePoint Services Search.
[10/16/2011 9:37:47 PM]: Progress: [Windows SharePoint Services Search] 50 percent complete.
[10/16/2011 9:37:47 PM]: Verbose: Starting object: Search instance.
[10/16/2011 9:37:47 PM]: Progress: [Search instance] 50 percent complete.
Evern after sitting all night it still won't finish.
The existing server has a Windows Internal Database that I can manage using SQL Management Studio 2005 but the new server has the embedded SQl 2005 (still running Windows 2003 32 bit).
I need to move this sharepoint farm to another server ASAP and need some suggestions!