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MOSS 2007 Restore Operation Failed: The specified component exists.

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 23, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I have a production MOSS farm and selected to backup my content database to a share on my network so I can move its data to my development environment. I used the Sharepoint Central Administration GUI to do this backup and selected New Configuration since I didnt want to use the same config as my production server (i.e - my development environment has its own farm with different naming conventions for those servers), and then changed the name of the Database server and kept the same name as the current _SITE database in my DEV environment. The backup ran fine, but now on restoring from the backup I receive this message below:


Object portal1_SITE failed in event OnRestore. For more information, see the error log located in the backup directory. SPException: The specified component exists. You must specify a name that does not exist.

Below is some information from the log...


[9/19/2007 9:57:18 AM]: Verbose: Starting OnRestore event.
[9/19/2007 9:57:18 AM]: Verbose: Starting object: portal1_SITE.
[9/19/2007 9:57:18 AM]: Verbose: [portal1_SITE] SQL Server Conn

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