I had sharepoint WSS 3.0 running on server 2008. The server hard drive crashed so I replaced the hard drive and did a fresh install of server 2008 and WSS3.0. I was able to copy the old database files from the dead hard drive from c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server extensions\12.
I did have a couple of sites and files running on the Sharepoint . My question is if I copy over the files in the 12 folder from my first sharepoint to the new WSS that I had installed on the new server, will it be possible to have all my sites and files running on the first server back? If not how can I restore my old sites and files onto the new sharepoint site from the 12 folder I had copied.
I did not run any backup on my sharepoint site on the old hard drive........learn a very hard lesson...... Any help be appreaciated. Thanks!