Redirecting a restore job for SharePoint 2003

You can redirect a restore job to an existing site on a Web server in a farm.

To bring the databases online after you complete the redirected restore job, verify that the Bring restored databases online and Reconnect previous database links options are selected in the Microsoft SharePoint settings. When you restore portal sites or Windows SharePoint Services sites, these options also re-establish the link between the restored databases and their corresponding sites.


If you restore full or differential backup sets in separate restore jobs, clear these options for all jobs except the last job. You should select these options for the last restore job in the sequence. You may be prompted to insert any media that you have already used.

Follow these steps to redirect a restore job for SharePoint 2003 data.

To redirect a restore job for SharePoint 2003

  1. On the navigation bar, click the arrow next to Restore.

  2. Click New Restore Job.

  3. Select the SharePoint resources you want to restore.

    See Selections options for restore jobs.

    You can restore the Configuration database and Single Sign-on database back to the original location only.

  4. On the Properties pane, under Destination, select Microsoft SharePoint Redirection.

  5. Check Redirect Microsoft SharePoint sets.

  6. Click SharePoint 2003 portal sites or SharePoint 2007 web applications.

  7. In the URL or web application name field, type the URL of the site to which you want to restore the data.

    For example, http://portalsite1 or https://portalsite1. To restore to a SharePoint 2003 site, the site must already exist.

  8. In the Front-end web server name field, type the name of the Web server on which the site resides.

    You must create the destination SharePoint Portal Server 2003 portal site or Windows SharePoint Services site on the specified Web server with the same database structure as the source site before you run the restore job.

  9. Do one of the following:

    • Use the default logon account as indicated.

    • Click Change to select a different logon account.

  10. Set additional restore options on the Properties pane, or start the restore job.

Redirecting a restore job for SharePoint 2003