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Backing up Companyweb from problem SBS 2008

I am having a problem with SBS 2008, all of a sudden i wont let me log in, it locks up at CTRL ALT DELETE. I can get in via safe mode and access the drives but not sure why it just hangs
at the login stage. While in safe mode most services are not running.

I am willing to reload the sever but desperately need to backup the companyweb calendar as it has a lot of important dates for installations.

I have tried using the STSADM -o export -url http://companyweb -filename E:\cwebexport.bak -overwrite -includeusersecurity command but get the error "The Web application at http://companyweb could not be found"

A lot of the services are not running in safe mode and dont know how to at least backup the files I need.

I would appreciate any comments, tutorials, alternate methods. I am a bit desperate


Thanks in advance.


Jim
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Brian Harrington

8/22/2022 - Mon
Brian Harrington

can you access your companyweb through http://companyweb on that server?
Jim Nicolis

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No I can't The IIS Services are not running and I cant start them
Brian Harrington

then you can't back up companyweb through stsadm.  You could backup the ##SSEE database, which contains companyweb.  You'd need to manually recreate the entries on the new server, but you'd have the data.
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Jim Nicolis

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That sounds good enough, what would be the best way to do that. As mentioned not many tools working from safe mode so i cannot do a backup but would just copying the files be sufficient????

Appreciate your thoughts..


jim
Jim Nicolis

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Would you know where the ##SSEE database, is located?
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