I migrated off of SharePoint 2010 to 2019 and its great but... As items were migrated, the originals were deleted in 2010. When all the sites were deleted, so were the web apps. Fast forward 7 months and I realize files that weren't migrated off a root site collection in my CDN web app are now needed. The root site collection and the CDN web app were deleted... Stupid to delete root site collections.. I know.
Anyway, I think this will be easy. I spin up the old 2010 servers create a new web app mount the database which does by the way contain two deleted site collections, one being the root. In Powershell I run
It finds no root sites but it's there and all the files I need are there as well so then I run
Get-SPDeletedSite -Identity 610857cb-8414-4a89-8bf3-ad3628f6c86c -ContentDatabase CONTENT_CDN
And when it errors indicating no site with that ID is found I run
Get-SPDeletedSite -ContentDatabase CONTENT_CDN
And get nothing.
I did look to see If I could restore the content database back to a time before the site was deleted and did, all the way back from April 2019 but when restored the sites in the content database show deleted=True. I don't understand that. Is it hopeless? Even though the database contains all I seek, is there no way to restore this?