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Friday, 21 June 2013

SP2010: Recover data from an unattached content database


i Need to restore a file where the data has changed and version'ing is not enabled.
Here is the steps im following:

Getting the DB backup and restoring it to the dev environment.
After this is done do the following:

Goto Central Admin, Backup and Restore, Recover data from an unattached content database.

Here it does not look like you can browse files. Might be wrong. but lists is available.
i Chose Export Site or List, selected a location and this started creating a txt file.

Ok, Got here the next day and it failed....There is a easier way to do this...
i Already had the DB attached on a server in the same domain,
i created a new web app, went to Manage Content Database, added the already attached DB and removed the old one.
Opened the Site Collection and it was done!

So why would you use this? Must be some reasons but for me the above route was easier.

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