Restore a Project Server 2007 farm by using built-in tools
Updated: November 20, 2008
Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 provides two methods for restoring a server farm, Web applications, and content databases. Restoring by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site offers the convenience of working from the user interface, while restoring by using the Stsadm command-line tool offers a wide range of parameters and allows automation of your recovery process.
Restore a Project Server farm by using built-in tools
Before restoring your farm, ensure that the following requirements are met.
To restore your farm by using the SharePoint Central Administration Web site, the database server's SQL account, the Timer service account, and the Central Administration pool account must have Read permissions to the backup locations. (The Timer service account and the Central Administration pool account are generally the same.)
To restore your farm using the Stsadm command-line tool, ensure that the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service is started on all farm servers. This service is not started by default on stand-alone installations.
Consider the following before restoring your farm:
Restoring from one version of SharePoint Products and Technologies to a different version is not supported. For information about migrating, see Migrating a Project Web Access instance (Project Server 2007).
After recovery, Search might take up to 15 minutes to be available again and could take longer if Search has to re-index all of the content. To avoid having Search do a full search and re-index, you can back up and restore the entire Shared Services Provider (SSP) node.
You cannot perform more than one recovery from the same backup at the same time. Moreover, you can only perform one recovery or one backup operation at a time.
To restore your farm, you can perform either of the following two procedures: