I have a backup of a content db restored to Sql server as WSS_Content_Live
I have a brand new SP installation setup with AutoInstaller, so we have a port 80 web site called Portal Home.
I have detatched and deleted Portal Home's content db. I have now added a new content db with the name Wss_Content_Live.
CA reports 0 site collections (there's no top-level site collection) and its confirmed when I browse there's a 404 and I can create a new top-level site collection.
I did this last week and it worked ok, the top site was there restored as expected. It is a publishing site if that matters.
Any ideas? I have tried a couple of times with the same net effect.
It has restored since I can browse its two child site collections. Weird?
Is there a more assured way of doing the restore i could try?
I just tried again with a restore from powersheell using Mount-SPContentDatabase
again it has reported 0 site collections