a SharePoint Web application in a farm with multiple front-end
servers (SharePoint 2007 or later)
To restore a deleted web
application in a Network Load Balanced (NLB) farm, you may need to
perform a manual operation using the SharePoint Central
Administration interface. After the restore operation is
successful, if the Web application on the NLB farm is offline,
perform the following steps.
you complete the following steps, a change is reflected in the IIS
attributes for the primary configured balanced node. The new
balanced load server contains two sites: the original site and the
name of the latest site that you create in step 13. However, both sites
link to the original site and there is no affect on the
To recover a SharePoint Web application in a farm
with multiple front-end servers
Log on as
Open the Backup, Archive,
and Restore interface.
Choose File > Select Files and Folders to Restore >
from Normal Backup.
NetBackup browses for
SharePoint Server backup images.
From the NetBackup
History pane, select the image(s) that contain the objects
you want to restore:
The last full backup, or
The last full backup and all subsequent
In the All Folders pane, expand Microsoft SharePoint Resources.
Expand the Web
application and select the Content database in the Contents of pane.
The following image shows
a SharePoint 2007 restore.
Restore the database to
the primary front end.
Note that you only need
to perform this action once.
Open the SharePoint
Central Administration interface.
Under Central Administration, click Application Management.
Under SharePoint Web Application Management, click
Create or extend Web
Select Extend an existing Web application.
Do the following to
extend the Web application:
Click on the link for the Web application and
select Change Web
Application. Fill in the values to extend the restored
Select Create a new
IIS Web site and fill in the information to match the
original Web application. However, you cannot use the same port
In the Load Balanced
URL section, provide the node name of the load balanced
server. (For example, http://VMSP-3:new port.)
After you complete step
14, all other
configured front-ends may be automatically updated with IIS
entries. If so, no further action is required.
If other front-ends
require load balancing, then repeat step 12 through step 14.