A Content Database is an SQL Server database where the content of a SharePoint intranet (extranet, public web) is stored.

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Content database “Version” in table != (get-spfarm).buildversion

How is this possible? The Content database with the version 15.0.4719 was generated with this server, of version 4569. I only noticed it because I tried taking a backup and mounting it to another ...
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The webpage cannot be found after creating new site collection

I created a new content database and then created a site collection. When I try and access that newly created site collection, I get 'The webpage cannot be found' page. I am able to create new site ...
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How InfoPath data is stored in database?

How InfoPath data is stored in database? Is it XML or some other format? Can I import excel data to an existing InfoPath web template?
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How much space in the DB will be saved by using RBS?

We are doing a migration from SP 2010 to 2013. We are going site by site (moving content databases to a new server). Some of the content databases are over 200GB, from what I can see mainly due to ...
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Can upload content when content database is offline

When we set content database as OFFLINE in CA, can user still upload content like documents, lists etc.? Because the description in CA says setting OFFLINE means no new site will be created but it ...
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SharePoint 2010 content DB attach

I am attaching a content db from moss 2007 SP version to SharePoint enterprise 2010 edition as part of refer for the overall objective. but the content db is occupying the complete space. is there any ...
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Site Collection does not exist in database. Site collection will not be moved

I am trying to move the site collection http://<webapp>/dealers/1020 from content database WSS_Content_2 to WSS_Content_7 I run the command: Move-SPSite http://<webapp>/dealers/1020 ...
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SharePoint Upgrade from 2007 to 2013 via DB attach method

I am currently in the process of migrating a sharepoint site from 2007 to 2013 via a double hop database attach method. But i am attaching the content db to 2010 environment then it gives me the ...
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Which Database table stores the XML column mappings for Lists?

First off, I'd like to say that I understand the limitations and the risk of accessing a Sharepoint Database directly. I am not updating the SP Content, just simply querying the data in a SQL View for ...
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incresing size sharepoint config database

sharepoint config databse size:227.25 MB space avilable:6.12 MB Now my sharepoint site become slow is this is issue . if this is issue how to increase size of the sharepoint config db
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How to identify Orphaned Site Collection in SharePoint 2013 Content Database

We have recently discovered following error in SharePoint Health Analyzer report page: "Content databases contain orphaned items." We have identified the faulty content DB, database status of content ...
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What is the best way to CRUD data in SQL database into SharePoint?

In Sharepoint site, I have a list, it will display data from the table in SQL database. When user insert, update or delete item in this list, the SQL database will be changed too. The change is one ...
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Cannot Mount a Restored Content Db to new Web application

In the same Application server, I have Created new Web application and I'm trying to Mount the Restored Content Db of another WebApplication. But in the end of the process it returns me the ...
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Sharepoint 2013 Database Upgrade, Stuck at “In Progress”

Looking at the Upgrade progress, it has passed the first SPContentDatabaseSequence(130/130) then it's 30% Complete after about 2 hours. Then it starts on SPContentDatabaseSequence2, and currently at ...
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SP 2010 recovery

I accidentally uninstalled SharePoint 2010 from control panel (Stupid me). Luckily SQL SP database such as content db is available. How to reinstall or recover back ? Help much appreciated.
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Add a second content database to Sharepoint 2010 farm with existing Remote BLOB

We have a SharePoint 2010 farm with 2 web front-end servers and 1 sql server database. The database server this farm uses is typical single instance sql server where all the databases, including ...
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MissingFeature - Issue

I am trying to get rid of the health error: [MissingFeature] Database [WSS_ContentDB] has reference(s) to a missing feature: Id = [id] I followed this link Removing features from a content ...
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Conditions in which SP Content DB gets locked

Apart from Content Database backup, what are the other conditions in which a SharePoint Content Database may get automatically locked?
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Change web application's content database

Is it possible to configure my existing SharePoint 2010/2013 web application to point to a new/existing content database residing on another database server? If yes then how could I do it.
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Source content DB Size after moving site collections

I have one content DB (Source content DB) with 500+ site collections in it. Recently i have moved all site collections to 10 different content DBs (using Move-SPSite command) in order to improve ...
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MissingSetupFile issue - file does not exist

I am trying to get rid of the health error [MissingSetupFile]. I followed some guide to get (querying the contentDB) the Id of the file (and of the Site and Web). The issue is that the file does not ...
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Splitting one Content DB into 10 DBs in SP 2010

We have 650 site collections all in one Content DB with 800+ GB in size. Because of this huge size, performance goes down and we have decided to split the DB into 10 different content DBs with maximum ...
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why we need to use web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true, we don't use these things with traditional ASP.Net Applications?

based on this post When & why I need to use web.AllowUnsafeUpdates = true "For reasons of security, by default, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation does not allow you to make posts from a Web ...
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What is “proc_StartUndirtyList” and who calls it?

Good day. We have a multi-server sharepoint 2010 farm (2 front-end, 1 application, 1 SQL). In this farm we deployed a web application with a content database size about 1.7 terabyte. We use RBS for ...
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Moving Site Collections between Content DBs

I have a very huge Content DB with over 500+ site collections. I want to split it into many databases that I can done using Powershell. I have two questions: Whats will happens to users working ...
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site collections visibility problem

I have a SharePoint 2010 site that I believe is using the included SQL version instead of the 2008 R2 that I had installed so my DB size limit appears to be 4gb. I have created a second content DB ...
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Copy-SPSite destination database size issue

I am using the Copy-SPSite command to copy a site collection to an other site collection (differente contentDB). The source contentDB is around 50GB, but during the copy the size of the target content ...
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Remove-SPWeb - content database

Does the command Remove-SPWeb remove the web also from the content DB? I have a site collection with 10 webs, the size is around 100GB, I wish to remove some webs and reduce the size of the content ...
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STSADM.EXE -o restore options

I'm moving some moss databases from one database server to a new one. I've been following the steps outlined in this technet On step 13. Restore an SSP to the new location. I'm coming across some ...
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Create new site collection in existing web application with different existing content DB

I have a SharePoint 2010 root level site collection SC1 in web application WEBAPP1. I want to create copy of that site collection in same web application WEBAPP1. Apart from Import/Export, ...
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Sharepoint 2013 content DB restore issue

I'm trying to restore a content DB from a test server to prod. Followed the steps documented in the link : ...
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Site Collection 403 forbidden

I created a new SP2013 Web application and I mounted two old content DB. Now I am getting error 403 while opening some sites from the browser. Sites were working fine, there are no locks and I am ...
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Site collection Access Denied

I get Access Denied while viewing asite collection from the browser. I am site collection administrator and I can open an other site collection in the same content DB I can do Get-SPSite from ...
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Masterpage not found and features missning after Backup/Restore of Content Database

I have backed up a web application and restored in on Another server. All content seems to be there, but 1) I get an error when I go to startpage, the log says ourcustom.master cannot be found. When ...
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404 error when doing restore content database

Im trying to copy content database(one web application, exacly what I want) from our production- to our test-Environment. Im using this guidefor backing up (the CA-alternative). When I use the ...
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Missing server side dependencies error

Title Missing server side dependencies. Severity 1 - Error Category Configuration Explanation [MissingWebPart] WebPart class [3417184e-0312-0308-7a02-a4b2ce7fa8aa] ...
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Access denied while creating content database from event receiver

I have created one timer job which will add SharePoint content database. When I am running timer job manually from central admin, Content database is being created successfully. Now I have one list ...
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Difference between ways to Copy Content Database from PROD to Dev Environment

I was looking for the best way to copy a SharePoint content database from PROD to Dev Environment, and found this (answered) question It seems ok, but there was another answer below the accepted one. ...
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PS1 Script Clone user permission , Exception on You cannot call a method on a null-valued expression

This script clones Users permissions given a Source user and a target User. It works perfectly in my test environment but not in production. #Function to copy user permissions Function ...
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Content Database(Size) when using RBS

When using RBS what is the total size limit that can be uploaded to SharePoint? Is there any size limitation concerning the data? When I right click on my content database that enable RBS it shows ...
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site collection content db ldf file consumes huge space in C drive

I am having a site collection and it has dedicated content db. We have uploaded documents and now the size has become huge. when I checked the ldf file in sql server location am seeing the size is ...
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Powershell PS1 clone SP permissions Exception

I have found this nice PS1 that clone permissions from a SPUser To Other. When give inputs Many things goes wrong but I have non idea what. Has Anybody any idea about this issue? PS ...
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Move-SPSite vs Copy-SPSite

In my environment I need to perform a Move-SPSite and a Copy-SPSite. Why do Move-SPSite need a IISreset and Copy-SPSite do not? Can I just use a Copy-SPSite (and delete one db) to avoid IISReset?
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Programmatically create content database in C# (SP 2013)

The goal is to have a web user interface with the option to create new site collections with new Content Database. With the admin user I can manually in the CA create new Content Databases. I can ...
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Using SharePoint WSS_Content database to find permissions changes?

I've noticed there are a few tables that may be able to help me put together an "Audit Log" of sorts for permissions changes in our SharePoint site. However, I'm unsure of how to join up the tables ...
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What data is stored in the Sharepoint 2010 content database?

What is stored in the content database. It it only list & library data or absolutely everything. e.g. site collection info, sub sites, pages, images, libraries, web parts, schemas etc. Thanks
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Migration Sharepoint foundation 2010 to 2013 issue on mount db content

I'm face an issue. I've a sharepoint 2010 Foundation and installed a sharepoint Foundation 2013. I've created a web app on SP 2013 and restored the wss_content from SP 2010 on my server for 2013. ...
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Restore Search Content DB under search site collection in SP2010

Below is my scenario:- I have a main application(http://dev.example.com/en/) and it has its own content DB. I have search application inside the main application as a site ...
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How can migrate Approval workflow from SP2007 to Sp2013 (Upgrade content db)

I upgrades application from SP 2007 to Sp2013 by Upgrade content database. In my app have a Approval Workflow of SP2007 When finished upgrade to SP2013, i can not start this workflow for ...
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How orphan objects get created in content and configuration database?

I searched so many sites but not able to find the reason of creation of orphan objects in content and configuration database. Please help.