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I have backed up my sharepoint trial server and uninstall it. then reinstalled it from scratch and restored from the backup.

however, when I try to go to sites, or subsites, I get

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 18:52:41 GMT Connection: close

if I try to explicitly define the path, like, server:81/default.aspx,

I get file not found error.

Is there anything else that I need to do after restore?

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Did you do a SharePoint farm backup, or a content database SQL backup? – Russell Feb 21 '12 at 2:50
@Russel, I did farm backup. – AnarchistGeek Feb 21 '12 at 9:37

You need to create a web application first that listens on server:81 and then replace the Content DB for that new web app with the one you restored

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So I need to do fresh install, then create the web application listening 81, then do the restore? is that right? – AnarchistGeek Feb 20 '12 at 20:07
Correct, your database only contains the SharePoint content itself. It doesn't know anything about the settings IIS needs. You might also have to configure your Alternate Access Mappings as well – Dave Wise Feb 20 '12 at 20:22
thanks @Dave Wise, I will try it and share the result – AnarchistGeek Feb 20 '12 at 20:25
no, it does not seem to be working.. Still 404 NOT FOUND error. – AnarchistGeek Feb 21 '12 at 10:52
I reinstalled the server, created a web application listening 82, then performed restore. but I am not able to see the previous sites in server:81/ – AnarchistGeek Feb 21 '12 at 11:11

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