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SharePoint plug-in restore error: "Problem during import of Content Database..."

Article ID: 162
Last updated: 04 Jan, 2013

Note: The SharePoint plug-in is not supported in V7. For documentation detailing how to back up SharePoint in V7, visit the Partner Area.

Symptom

When restoring SharePoint data using the SharePoint plug-in, an error is seen:
[Sharepoint Plug-in] Problem during import of Content Database QA_WSS_Content: Logical file 'QA_WSS_Content' is not part of database 'QA_WSS_Content'. Use RESTORE FILELISTONLY to list the logical file names. ,RESTORE DATABASE is terminating abnormally.

Cause

The Content Database has not been deleted from SharePoint, only the reference to it has been removed. SharePoint does not delete the SQL database itself, it must be manually deleted prior to restoration.

Solution

Ensure that the SharePoint Content Database is fully deleted from SQL itself before attempting to restore it.

Article ID: 162
Last updated: 04 Jan, 2013
Revision: 2
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Posted: 30 May, 2012 by -- .
Updated: 04 Jan, 2013 by -- .
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