A server which had WSUS running on it wouldn't boot and all attempts at a repair failed so I decided to rebuild.
Before I formatted it I backed up some key files using a Live CD. One of the things I took was nearly 500GB of WSUS updates along with the database. The domain is different, with different clients so there's not going to be whole lot of point (IMHO) in reattaching the database.
I couldn't do the
wsusutil export procedure as the machine wouldn't boot at all.
What I'd like to do is say to my new WSUS instance and its associated database is "here's some previously downloaded content, suck that in first please" Is there a way of achieving that please? I'd obviously prefer something that's supported but am open to other suggestions too.
Could WSUS offline be of any use here?