Sunday, 29 April 2012

Rebuilding a new mysite host

Had a situation the other day where MySites went down - users were only getting 404s.

IE - unchecked show friendly http messages and this was the error:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Error -

I then discovered that the MySite host site collection was missing - no longer listed in view all site collections where it should have been listed as

Googling has revealed to me that you get this error message when the root site collection is missing from the Web App

First step: detached and reattached the mysite content db from the farm - required to clear any entries in the Config DB

Second step: recreated the MySite on the root

And all is well again

The reason the MySite host got deleted was because I setup auto site deletion policy on the MySite web app - all good governance but the problem was that the MySite host site collection site admins were a couple of service accounts with no email addresses - hence instead of 28 days of warning emails - BAM! - the site just got vapourized

Lesson - make sure you can access your MySite host

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