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Restoration of the configuration database by using the built-in backup and restore functionality is not supported in SharePoint products

After having a technical discussion with on the client, I came to notice the key aspect of SharePoint Config DB. Thanks SW :)

I never noticed this specific characteristics of Config DB

We do not support restoration of the configuration database in SharePoint products using the built in backup and restore functionality.

If you restore the configuration database, data in the configuration database will not be synchronized with data in other SharePoint databases. If this data is not synchronized, users may experience various random errors.

For example, a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 content database may contain data about a newer site. If the configuration database does not contain information about this site, the site is orphaned.

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