Web application missing on new server

Tevon2.0 671 Reputation points

(Utilizing Sharepoint Server 2019 On-Prim)

I have created a new web application and site collection in my dev server (A). I then backed it up to a folder on my dev server and copied over to my prod server. After opening up my prod server (B) today I noticed that within both central admin and my IIS manager; I was missing the web application that I created. How can I go about bringing my web application from my dev Server (A) over to my Prod Server (B). Screenshots appreciated if possible.

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  1. Yanli Jiang - MSFT 6,126 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hi @Tevon2.0 ,
    According to your description, the cause of the problem may be that you did not restore the web Application in server B. I suggest you try the following steps:

    1. Verify that you have the following memberships:

    securityadmin fixed server role on the SQL Server instance.

    db_owner fixed database role on all databases that are to be updated.

    Administrators group on the server on which you are running the PowerShell cmdlets.

    An administrator can use the Add-SPShellAdmin cmdlet to grant permissions to use SharePoint Server cmdlets.

    2, Start the SharePoint Management Shell.

    3, At the PowerShell command prompt, type the following command:

    Restore-SPFarm -Directory <BackupFolderName> -RestoreMethod Overwrite -Item  <WebApplicationName> [-BackupId <GUID>] [-Verbose]  


    <BackupFolderName> is the full path of the folder that you use for backup files.

    <WebApplicationName> is the name of the web application that was backed up.

    <GUID> is the identifier of the back up to use for the restore operation.
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