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Problem Provisioning PWA Site after SP1

** UPDATE2:  OK so I didn't reboot before that previous note.  This has now resolved the issue.  Reboot WAS tried prior to June CU

* UPDATE:  After installing June CU2011 Server Rollups (SPF & SPS+PS) I am still seeing the same issues as before.  More research to do.....

Since my rig had Project Server 2010 SP1 packages installed I have seen PWA provisioning fail when creating a brand new PWA Site with clean DB names etc.

Note:  This is NOT a restore scenario:

Firstly I see the following, which is what I would expect:

09/19/2011 15:45:59.32 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x0C30)                   0x05C4 Project Server                 Provisioning                   6974 Information Provisioning 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz': Server versions: Primary 10.50.1600.1, Reporting 10.50.1600.1. 47871661-d3d4-46fa-9c73-f5faf328a37d

09/19/2011 15:45:59.35 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x0C30)                   0x05C4 Project Server                 Provisioning                   6975 Information Provisioning 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz': Databases specified for site 'ProjectServer' are as follows: Published: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Published', State = NotCreated Draft: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Draft', State = NotCreated Archive: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Archive', State = NotCreated Reporting: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Reporting', State = NotCreated 47871661-d3d4-46fa-9c73-f5faf328a37d

Then a little while later prior to the above job completing I see a second PWA Provisioning job is initiated, that reuses the PWA Site url configured by me and then shows the following in ULS:

09/19/2011 15:49:59.61 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x18CC)                   0x2238 Project Server                 Provisioning                   6974 Information Provisioning 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz': Server versions: Primary 10.50.1600.1, Reporting 10.50.1600.1. 27bbee07-9442-48ce-af3e-eb7dabaf80ea

09/19/2011 15:49:59.95 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x18CC)                   0x2238 Project Server                 Provisioning                   6975 Information Provisioning 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz': Databases specified for site 'ProjectServer' are as follows: Published: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Published', State = NotEmpty Draft: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Draft', State = Empty Archive: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Archive', State = Empty Reporting: Name = 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz_Reporting', State = Empty 27bbee07-9442-48ce-af3e-eb7dabaf80ea

Shortly after this, guess what:

09/19/2011 15:49:59.95 OWSTIMER.EXE (0x18CC)                   0x2238 Project Server                 Provisioning                   7070 Critical Provisioning 'zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz': One or more of the databases already contains schema. When editing or creating a Project Server instance, you may specify: * Four databases that do not exist * Four existing, blank databases * Four existing Project Server databases of the same version from the same installation. Combinations of blank, new, and existing databases are not allowed. 27bbee07-9442-48ce-af3e-eb7dabaf80ea
Subtle but important difference here... this second provisioning job that appears to have been initiated part way through the initial DB provisioning job now sees that the Published database = NotEmpty state.

Hypothesis here is that the first correct provision job has begun to build the  DB schema, and then been kicked out by the erroneous second job, which finds a mismatch set of databases and bombs out.


So far it appears that the June CU resolves this issue, but I am retesting this now.  be back after the break


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