I have configured a new web application server and sql server for development. I want to restore the SP production backup to the new server. Am using Powershell to run the Restore-SPfarm command but am getting an error message : Restore-SPFarm : The restore job failed. For more information, see the error
log that is located in the backup directory.
At line:1 char:1
+ Restore-SPFarm -Directory \\SPserver\SharePoint_Backup\Daily_Backups\
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidData: (Microsoft.Share...dletRestoreFarm:
   SPCmdletRestoreFarm) [Restore-SPFarm], SPException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPCmdletRestoreF

Please help...
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Greg BurnsSQL / SharePoint EngineerCommented:
Maybe you could locate the log and share it with us?  I can't tell from the error message; it could be anything, up to and including an incorrect path to the backup files.

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Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Just putting the pieces together from your information, maybe the backup you have is just a site collection backup. (Seems that you have a folder named Daily_Backup and it seems that a site collection would be daily, not a full farm backup.)

Maybe try Restore-SPSite in the new farm. Here is some information about that cmdlet:

Hope that helps...
Walter CurtisSharePoint AEDCommented:
Information provided is accurate and correct.
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