Exception trying get context compatibility level: System.IO.FileNotFoundException

Bump into this error when hitting my SharePoint 2013 Web Application.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Date: <DATE TIME> GMT Connection: close

Exception trying get context compatibility level: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: The site <URL> could not be found in the Web application SPWebApplication Name=<WEB_APP_NAME>.
 at Microsoft.SharePoint.SPSite.LookupSiteInfo(SPFarm farm, Boolean contextSite, Boolean swapSchemeForPathBasedSites, Uri& requestUri, Boolean& lookupRequiredContext, Guid& applicationId, Guid& contentDatabaseId, Guid& siteId, Guid& siteSubscriptionId, SPUrlZone& zone, String& serverRelativeUrl, Boolean& hostHeaderIsSiteName, Boolean& appWebRequest, String& appHostHeaderRedirectDomain, String& appSiteDomainPrefix, String& subscriptionName, String& appSiteDomainId, Uri& primaryUri)
 at Microsoft.SharePoint.ApplicationRuntime.SPRequestModule.GetContextCompatibilityLevel(Uri requestUri)

Subsequently, i tried to run powershell Get-SPSite <url>

Get-SPSite : Cannot find an SPSite object with Id or Url : xxxx

Tried to go to central admin and view all site collections. Amazingly, there is no Site Collection attached to the Web Application. ┬áThe site collection was GONE by no reason…

Steps to Recover the Site Collection

  1. Run the following Powershell.
    $tempSite = Get-SPDeletedSite
    $tempSite.Restore()
  2. That simple…

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