On my newly created SharePoint 2016 development server, I have one web application which currently stores our production server intranet backup. Now I want to take the backup of this dev WA site and restore it on another web application on the same dev server.
I took the backup using PowerShell but when I start restoring the backup to other WA it gives an error
Restore-SPSite: The Web application at http://site/ could not be found. Verify that you have typed the URL correctly. If the URL should be serving existing content, the system administrator may need to add a new request URL mapping to the intended application.
I checked below pointers:
- SharePoint admin account has dbowner permission in SQL.
- SharePoint admin account is the part of WSS_ADMIN_WPG, IIS_IUSRS & WSS_WPG groups
- The site on which I have to restore is accessible thru browsers.
Please provide the suggestions to fix this.