We are about to conduct a full virtual migration. Among the physical machines to be migrated is our SharePoint server, which hosts two SP sites. I know very little about SharePoint and I've only delved into tools like
STSADM to solve pressing issues in the past since SharePoint is not really in my job duties (but I am stuck with it anyway).
I used to VMWare Converter tool to perform a clone of the existing SP machine while it was running. When I imported that image into our virtual environment, everything seemed to be working fine at first. The login page appeared for both sites.
However, when I actually try to login to either site... I can't. It doesn't fail with an error, it just tells me that the username/password is incorrect.
So, I figure that it was wrong for me to run the converter tool while SharePoint was still running. I get that - but instead of bringing the whole image over next time after stopping SharePoint, I'd rather just import/export the data/databases I need.
I tried simply exporting/importing using
STSADM but it was a fail - there were like 90 warnings and at least 1 error. My suspicion is that I need to import the database(s) but I do not know where to look.
Guidance is highly appreeciated!