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Cannot import backup from Sharepoint 3.0 to replacement server

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 17, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
I want to retire a Windows 2003 Standard server (named Meton) running Sharepoint 3.0 and transfer its entire database in a transparent manner (I want it to be exactly like it is on the old server) to a 2008 R2 standard guest partitian. I have sucessfully backup up the old server using both the operations tab of the web GUI and this bat file: cd\ cd Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN stsadm -o backup -url http://meton.pond_rd.wtpsmercer.k12.nj.us -directory D:\Wholesite -backupmethod full -percentage 10 -backupthreads 3 pause Both worked. Giving credit where due both this and the import bat were derived from information on http://www.epnetworking.com/blog/?p=179. Attempting to import with the GUI produced nothing. Then I ran this bat: c: cd\ cd Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\BIN stsadm -o restore -hostheaderwebapplicationurl http://sharepoint.pond_rd.wtpsmercer.k12.nj.us -directory C:\ -restoremethod new -username xxxxxx -password xxxxxx -newdatabaseserver sql2008 pause   Despite the information on technet that stsadm is not interactive there are a series of questions and it would not let me choice the default database name, see below. Verbose: Adding WSS_Administration to Restore list. Verbose: Adding Web Application to Restore list. Verbose: Adding SharePoint_AdminContent_c829909f-fe1e-48d8-8649

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