Recreate Variation Site After Deletion

I have deleted a DA variation site, but it won't recreate, how do i force this to recreate?
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JR52MARAsked:
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TehzarCommented:
The option to restore sites and site collections has been added with SharePoint 2010 Service Pack 1. Unfortunately the Variation Feature currently does not support this functionality which means that a site restore from the recycle bin will not be part of the variation hierarchy as the relationships list entries for the site and included pages will not be recreated.

For more information, check out this link:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2011/11/25/sharepoint-variations-the-complete-guide-part-10-restructuring-the-hierarchy.aspx

cheers,

ZaR
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JR52MARAuthor Commented:
i would be happy with just a recreate the site as all the content is still the same at the moment
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TehzarCommented:
Have you tried restoring it from the recycling bin and following the article I posted earlier about restructuring the hierarchy?
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TehzarCommented:
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Jamie McAllister MVPSharePoint ConsultantCommented:
I would also add that there is this free tool by Tim Dobrinski that can restore the metadata that relates the variation to the source variation in the hidden Relationships list. Something to think about after the restore or recreate.

This was written for MOSS 2007, but the metadata hasn't changed enough that this wouldn't still work to my knowledge.

http://variationseditor.codeplex.com/

If you get any problems where it wont allow a recreation (if needed) because the metadata thinks the variation is still there (something I certainly experienced in 2007) check out this article as a fallback:

http://www.the-north.com/sharepoint/post/Techniques-to-use-when-Variations-Attack!.aspx
 
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