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    SIMS Restore

    Hi Everyone,

    just finished spending all day restoring the SIMS server so I thought I document what i did in case it helps someone else.

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    We're using Windows 2003, Symantec Backup Exec, SIMS, SQL Server 2005.

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    Without going into to the cause the old VM would still boot but the database had it, so i decided to disconnect the NIC from it and build a new VM, meaning if the backup wouldn't restore I still had the broken server maybe to ring crapita etc.

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    Build new VM, Create disk configuration as before C: drive 50gb, e: drive 150gb.

    Installed :
    Windows 2003 Server
    Service Pack 2
    Remote Agent for Backup Exec
    Formatted e: drive

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    Restored E: drive first.
    Restored C: drive.
    Re-installed Backup Exec agent, reset IP configuration.
    Restored System State and Shadow Copy Components
    Re-installed Backup Exec agent, reset IP configuration.
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    Went to SIMS SQL data directory renamed master.mdf mastlog.ldf model.mdf modellog.ldf

    renamed master$4idr to master.mdf
    mastlog$4idr to mastlog.ldf
    model$4idr to model.mdf
    modellog$4idr to modellog.ldf


    cleared all archive and readonly bits.

    started SQL server ( make sure you have the right instance if you went through the SIMS migration a few years ago)

    Run backup job to restore all databases apart from master,

    Settings -> Leave database ready to use
    Overwrite existing database
    Take database offline

    Let it run

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    And we had SIMS back, made a ghost of straight away.


    hope this helps someone.

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    sorry just noticed the MIS forum, doh

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    Cheers for that, at least a Edugeek search will help someone in tim eof need

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