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Sharepoint 3.0 Problem - Won't Backup and Need to move to another server

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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!
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Question by:Cybertronnh
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by:Sudhakar Kumar
ID: 36980846
Modify the incremental crawl schedules such that there is a 90 mins window each night during which no crawls occur and run the backup during that time.  
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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36980854
Thank you...can you give me the steps do this?  Is there a way to just stop it during the backup if it's off hours until the backup completes?
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by:Sudhakar Kumar
ID: 36980934
Start or stop a full crawl

To start a full crawl of the content, use the following syntax:

Stsadm -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstart

To stop a full crawl of the content, use the following syntax:

Stsadm -o spsearch -action fullcrawlstop

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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36980940
I will try this tonight and post the results.  Thanks!
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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36982735
Tried this but still hung in the same spot.  It did say the crawl service was stopped after I ran that command.
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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36982758
This shows up in the event log:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search
Event Category:      Content index server
Event ID:      4127
Date:            10/17/2011
Time:            5:43:20 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      APPSRV01
Description:
Content index on Search could not be initialized. Error No mapping between account names and security IDs was done.   0x80070534.Component: 71b15b6d-4d2e-4e2b-9840-9e2c4d9e479d


For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36982774
This error is also in event log:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows SharePoint Services 3 Search
Event Category:      Gatherer
Event ID:      2407
Date:            10/17/2011
Time:            5:43:18 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      APPSRV01
Description:
Performance monitoring cannot be initialized for the gatherer object, because the counters are not loaded or the shared memory object cannot be opened. This only affects availability of the perfmon counters. Restart the computer.

Context: Application 'Search index file on the search server', Catalog 'Search'

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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by:Cybertronnh
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I restarted the server and now I have two of these in the event logs when I try the commandline backup.  Still hanging at 50% completely at the WSS:
Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category:      Database
Event ID:      5586
Date:            10/17/2011
Time:            6:51:31 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      APPSRV01
Description:
Unknown SQL Exception 233 occured. Additional error information from SQL Server is included below.

A transport-level error has occurred when sending the request to the server. (provider: Named Pipes Provider, error: 0 - No process is on the other end of the pipe.)

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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by:Cybertronnh
ID: 36983044
and now this (during the backup that is hung):
Event Type:      Failure Audit
Event Source:      MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE
Event Category:      (4)
Event ID:      18452
Date:            10/17/2011
Time:            6:56:27 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      APPSRV01
Description:
The description for Event ID ( 18452 ) in Source ( MSSQL$MICROSOFT##SSEE ) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to display messages from a remote computer. You may be able to use the /AUXSOURCE= flag to retrieve this description; see Help and Support for details. The following information is part of the event: sa,  [CLIENT: <named pipe>].
Data:
0000: 14 48 00 00 0e 00 00 00   .H......
0008: 19 00 00 00 41 00 50 00   ....A.P.
0010: 50 00 53 00 52 00 56 00   P.S.R.V.
0018: 30 00 31 00 5c 00 4d 00   0.1.\.M.
0020: 49 00 43 00 52 00 4f 00   I.C.R.O.
0028: 53 00 4f 00 46 00 54 00   S.O.F.T.
0030: 23 00 23 00 53 00 53 00   #.#.S.S.
0038: 45 00 45 00 00 00 07 00   E.E.....
0040: 00 00 6d 00 61 00 73 00   ..m.a.s.
0048: 74 00 65 00 72 00 00 00   t.e.r...
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by:Rayaan Wasty
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Only backup the site collections , if you are still getting errors then fix error on your content DB by using Check Db command.

If you backup your site collections all you will need to do in the new server is setup configuration, which is a easy task.
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Cybertronnh earned 0 total points
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Was not able to get this to work.
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by:Cybertronnh
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Please close this.
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The situation was not resolved
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