The question title is way too generic, but I couldn't figure out a better way to describe my problem.
First of all, I'm very new to this stuff, so if there is a basic information source I'm missing (logfile?) please feel free to point it out. +1 all around!
I have a sharepoint backup from a customer as a ".dat" file. I'm trying to restore this into a new sharepoint/windows server 2008 setup.
I installed sharepoint, got it working, created the first site, everything looks pretty good so far.
Now when I try to restore with this command:
stsadm -o restore -url http://ctools2/sites/test -filename c:\bkp\c-sp.dat -overwrite
after 20 minutes or so I'm getting "The backup file is corrupt and cannot be restored." No more detail than that.
I've read that this happens with large backups and can be touchy.
Also this backup may be from a Sharepoint 2.0 server--Microsoft may not have coded in backwards compatibility--don't know much.
Any hints on where to go next, or how I can get this done? I'd even settle for being able to extract the files directly, but since it's some sort of database backup image that doesn't seem very likely.