What would be the best approach for complete SharePoint 2013 servers rebuild ?

  • Do you mean you need to clone the current SharePoint server to another server? Jun 26, 2017 at 23:05
  • What rebuild means? Are you trying to recover it from backup? What type of backup u have? Any service application recovery etc?
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Jun 26, 2017 at 23:30
  • Building the SharePoint servers from the scratch and migrating the content. Jun 27, 2017 at 12:09

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As a short answer: Building a fresh server from scratch!

#Some instructions to clone your server:

In source server/farm,

In destination server/farm,

  • Install a fresh SharePoint environment
    • Windows, SQL Server.
  • Install and Configure SharePoint Server 2013 with the same source Enterprise Edition.

  • Install the latest Cumulative Update that already installed in source farm.

Note: You should be aware of the destination farm build number must be higher than or equal to the build number of source farm.

  • Install the corresponding language pack that already installed on your source farm.
  • Create a Web Application and Site Collection.
  • Provision the corresponding Application Services.
  • Restore your backup as I mentioned at Sharepoint 2013 web application migration

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