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

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How to delete an unused content db in SharePoint

Error: Databases required upgrade or not supported : The following databases require upgrade because their versions are older than the backwards compatible range: ...
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“a duplicate content type '<content type name>' has been found” error message

I have just upgraded customer environment to SharePoint 2010. I have been having minor issues with content types of which some I managed to resolve except the following one: We have a SharePoint 2010 ...
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Migrating document libraries from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

I need help in my migration process. First I have a test environment which is configured for SharePoint 2010 and I need to migrate a web application from SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint 2010 ...
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Orphan Site Reported After Running Test-SPContentDatabase

I'm upgrading from 2010 to 2013 and when I ran the Test-SPContentDatabase (on destination WFE server pointing at original content DB) command I got the following error relating to an orphan site: ...
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moving content db for a site collection to another db server

Is it possible to move a content database from one db server to another db server? I read an an article stating it's not possible you can move contend db within the same database server. Can anyone ...
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Sub site with own content database

We have one site collection with many sub sites in one content database. Now we wanna "split" the content into more content databases. Is it possible to "move" the sub sites into a new content ...
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How to migrate SP07 content to SP13 for our end users

I work for a law firm and we are going to be upgrading to SP13 next year, we are looking for an effective/efficient way to move our end user's content from 07 to 13. Has anyone done this recently or ...
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Switching Content Database caused data migration

I experienced something very strange with my development machine today, and want to ask all the SharePoint experts out there. In my development environment I had a content database, this one is quite ...
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Restoring a Document Library's content from a backup?

I have a sharepoint server backup and a database backup of the SQL2008 server which holds the sharepoint database. Some infopath forms were deleted from the document library and I would like to ...
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Is it possible to specify content database name while creating the Excel Service Application using powershell script?

I want to create the Excel Service Application as it is required to use the Excel Web Access Web Part. Firs I tried to create the application using sharepoint but GUI not providing facility to specify ...
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SharePoint 2007 -> 2010 upgrade content database size currently over 100GB

I've got a site which has a 2007 content database around 165GB at present they're running out of space on the SQL server so I'm just going to advise we move them all to a new SQL Server 2008 R2 ...
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User permission from Content database

I am having copy of content database from client. Now i need to find permission level for particular user using SQL query. Is it possible?
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List of databases used for a sharepoint 2010 farm?

How to find the list of databases are used by a SharePoint 2010 Farm, including content databases, service application databases and configuration database.
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Point another content database from Site Collection

I am having site collection with its own content database in development and production environment. Now i am facing some issues in production side. I tried to take site backup and restore it in ...
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SharePoint performance

We have a SharePoint application which works fine in the beginning. Now it takes more time to load the page and i am getting error page manytimes. When i check on that error, i found the reason as SQL ...
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Move sharepoint list data to db table

I have sharepoint application which takes more time to load. So i planned to move data from certain list to another table in same database. Since alluserdata table in sharepoint stores data from all ...
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Access to Sharepoint DB

I have installed SharePoint Foundation 2010 Foundation in Single mode. At installation a local db service was created at .\sharepoint and I haven't got permission on the databases to create a database ...
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Content database shows no site collections

I accidentally removed one of the content databases from a web application. I mounted it back but now the content database shows zero site collections in it. I really messed up the production system, ...
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How to remove “orphaned” users from a site collection?

We recently performed a domain migration where we migrated several forests and domains into a single domain. From speaking to the AD admins, this was done using a tool from Quest and it maintained SID ...
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Are big Content DB's really that bad? [closed]

I am creating a site collection with 6 subsites holding 1 document library each. We are migrating documents from an existing platform, somewhere around 300 000. The seperate sites represent a category ...
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Applying wsp solution file to Sharepoint site collection programmatically

I am trying to deploy a sitecollection with a content database attached to each site collection. I was able to deploy site collections with individual content databases for each sitecollection, ...
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CU October 2011 Invalid object name 'Webs'

I've runed the CU October 2011 and Sharepoint Configuration Wizard failed after executing, however the farm build version changed to: 14.0.6112.5000 as expected. In ULS i've seen error: Invalid name ...
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What is the meaning of [DocStreams].[Partition]?

Looking inside [dbo].[DocStreams] table (which holds files stored on sites) in SharePoint 2013 content database, does anybody know what a [Partition] column is and when does it become relevant? It's a ...
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Any way to determine what web application a content database was last attached to?

We are currently doing a 2010->2013 DB migration and attaching content databases back and forth. During the course of the migration I lost some notes on which content database belonged to which web ...
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Remove mysite links from migrated site collection sharepoint 2010

I have migrated a content database to a different server and attached it to a fresh web application. Now my issue is whenever it points to old site where users had created their own site. i don't want ...
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Architecting a department site with 2 TB+ of data

We are looking at the possibility of migrating 2TB+ worth of data from our network driving into SharePoint for a department site. For this question I'm assuming all data is valid and has the ability ...
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SP central admin Cannot connect to the configuration database after reinstalling sql server 2008 r2

I have just re-installed SQL Server 2008 R2 in my Windows Server, but after installing the SQL Server, I am unable to open my central admin. On opening the central admin its showing me the message - ...
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Sharepoint 2010 site stopped working. Database “needs upgrading”. Upgrade fails

One of my Sharepoint 2010 Site Collections has stopped functioning this morning and presents the following in the browser. Server error: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?LinkID=177673 When I look ...
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Programmatically create a site collection in an existing, mounted content database

I'd like to create a site collection from a custom application page in central admin. The administrator needs the option to specify an existing, mounted content database to store the new site ...
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SharePoint 2010 - To use content database or not to use

SP newbie here. I need to build a SharePoint 2010 application to track customer support cases. This will be the first time we've used SP, and I can set it up how I please. The built-in template for ...
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SharePoint 2010 - moving databases to new server & RBS

Our SQL cluster has some issues and techs are now building another cluster where we will have to migrate our SharePoint 2010 farm. I found technet article describing process of moving SharePoint ...
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Cannot find pages that have instances of missing webpart

I am trying to fix some missing server side dependencies on an SP2010 farm and am having trouble with missing webparts. There are two problems specifically. 1) Of the pages I can find (two pages ...
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Removing old content databases cleanly

I have created and deleted a web application without specifying to remove the content database. What is the cleanest way for me to delete the content database?
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SharePoint configuration and content databases

Can 2 servers in SharePoint farm have their own SQL server database? Or they must share database? because when I was installing second server in farm it said that servers must share config database. ...
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How to Restore Same Site Backup in Same Content DB to create another site collection in the same web application?

I have a site backup and i want to create two site collection from that backup in one web application.when i try to restore second site collection on same web application it restrict me to do so.As ...
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Creating a file programmatically that has a specific ID

Is this remotely possible? I am trying to correct some orphaned entries (specifically webparts) in the content database's AllWebparts table (they have PageUrlIDs but no corresponding entries in the ...
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How to Remotely Access SharePoint Database

I haven't used SharePoint a great deal, but I have worked with other database systems. If I have a table in a SharePoint site, how can I connect to it and issue a database query in a similar fashion ...
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How to store documents/images/video on a different server in sharepoint 2010

Currently I'm using SharePoint 2010. The sites and sub-sites are stored on the C drive. Since, this SharePoint site is going to have a large amount of documents, images, and videos I would like to ...
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Content DB not getting any permissions on web application created through central admin

I tried to create a Web Application using Central Admin. It created web app without displaying any error, I can browse site too after creating site collection and that, but content db got no ...
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Checking if the content database is in read-only using javascript?

Hi I'm pretty new to SharePoint and javascript. I am trying to check if the content database is read-only, and if it is then preform a function eg. if ...
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Web site looks different after content db addition to a different farm

I backed up a content db from our production MOSS 2007 farm and then I added to an existing web application to the recovery wss 3.0 farm. However after doing it, the root site from the new db's site ...
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Restore-SPSite to the same content database

I ran Restore-SPSite on my server from a backup. I then deleted the site collection and did it again but got the following error: Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform ...
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Pre Requesties for wss-kb981043-fullfile-x86-glb.exe

I updated my Machine with MOSS service pack 2 and trying to install wss-kb981043-fullfile-x86-glb.exe but it's giving error, not sure what am I missing however I am getting different exception ...
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Error while attaching content db to a different server

I got back up of content db from a demo server and trying to attach it to a newly created web application in my personal copy of same demo server but not up to date. however I am getting this error, ...
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Site Columns and Content Type missing

My task is the create a replication of a live site collection on a pre production server after the move none of the site collection Content type or site columns are listed. So far I have copied the ...
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restoring content databases and retaining permissions

I have a production Sharepoint web app that contains several content databases serving a group of site collections. There are some critical files in a group of document libraries and lists, so ...
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Content Database Is Not Listing In SQL Management Studio

I have created a new SP web application and the content database name which I have given is WSS_Content_Test. Application created successfully(I checked out and found IIS Website and App pool is ...
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Mysite fails after changed content database?

I have a test environment which has a different URL and a different database server than the production environment. I’ve taken a backup of the production content database of mysite and attached it to ...
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Geting added or deleted users from SPContentDatabase

I am trying to get changes from a content database. Below is the code I have used to get the changes, but I get zero results. How to make it work? SPChangeQuery query = new SPChangeQuery(false, ...
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NullReferenceException when creating new site collection

Running a SharePoint 2010 farm. Whenever I attempt to create a new site collection I get the following error "Object reference not set to instance of an object" which is generated from a generic ...