SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Currently the Content Database for my Central Administration site has exploded to over 50GB, and expands to over 100GB everynight (leaving 50GB of free space). After much investigating I have determined I need to create a new Content Database and recreate the central administration. I have tried the following steps, however my central administration site failed to load:

  1. psconfig.exe -cmd adminvs -unprovision //Remove Central Admin
  2. stsadm.exe -o deletecontentdb -url [http://ectstspapp1:8000] -databasename SP_Content_Admin_1 -databaseserver TSTSQLCL2 //Removes Content DB from Central Admin Web App
  3. stsadm.exe -o addcontentdb -url [http://ectstspapp1:8000] -databasename SP_Content_Admin_2 -databaseserver TSTSQLCL2 //Creates Content DB for Central Admin Web App
  4. psconfig.exe -cmd adminvs -provision -port 8000 -windowsauthprovider onlyusentlm After doing this Central Admin does not load, it comes to a 404. What am I missing?
share|improve this question
    
If I were you, I'd restore backups and find out the root cause of your Central Admin content DB blowing up to over 100GB every night - I bet there's a config setting or a custom solution somewhere that's writing that much data, and even if you restore the Content DB for CA, it'll just keep filling up until you resolve the original problem. – James Love Dec 22 '12 at 19:55

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.