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There are a couple of options here: Use STSADM -o backup/restore Use STSADM -o export/import Use Content Deployment, perhaps with the SharePoint Content Deployment Wizard (a tool I wrote) When you use backup/restore, you get everything - including recycle bin content, running workflows, alerts etc etc. This may or may not be what you want. Such ...


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What are you looking to stage? Content or functionality? I'm absolutely for having multiple environments available for testing functionality, but I don't see value in duplicating complete content sets for an entire environment. In addition to the pain and time involved with setting it up or synchronizing it, you have the cost for storage. In the ...


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You'll need to detach and re-attach your content database. If you go to the central administration and your site collection information are missing do the following (Post restoration of your database) Stsadm -o deletecontentdb -url {Site Url} -databasename {Content Database Name} Stsadm -o addcontentdb -url {Site Url} -databasename {Content Database Name} ...


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Visual studio introduces a lot of changes to the OS, including the installation of many DLLs that wont make their way into a production environment. If all you want is to Debug, you can Debug Remotely by copying the remote debug folder from a visual studio installation into the server and attaching to the process remotely. It can be troublesome at times, ...


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Wow. I am surprised someone would say that. My problem has been that there are so many ways of doing custom development for SharePoint 2010. Choosing-the-best-one/where-to-start has been my biggest challenge(s). The four that I have tried (and seen the most) are: Customizing the SharePoint templates (to create a different look/feel) Web Parts (.net) ...


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That command is correct, but you need to make sure you run it on all servers. "When the process account for the Windows SharePoint Services Timer service (SPAdmin) is disabled (necessary in some installations for security reasons), the execadmsvcjobs operation must be run on all computers to perform provisioning and other administrative tasks that would ...


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I eventually used MSBuild to intervene before the WSP packaging step (step 3 from here). What you will need is the AfterLayout step. An explanation on Integrating post-processors in SharePoint builds you can find here.


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We use the SharePoint Deployment Content Wizard to migrate content from prod to staging. It is good for the QA testers to work with actual data and it is good to test staging with as close an environment as production (amount of data, load, etc.). For key sites that require a more frequent refresh we will script the content refresh and schedule it. To ...


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There are several SharePoint ISV's making great products out there for this type of scenario, depending upon your failover limits and the type of output storage needed. The 2 best are Quest's and AvePoint's recovery tools for ease-of-use and cost, but there are also several others (e.g. Symantec, Microsoft, etc.) depending upon how much infrastructure you ...



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