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

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“Object reference not set to an instance of an object. ” when creating site collection

When I try to create a site collection, I get the error Object reference not set to an instance of an object. I've done some digging, and have found an answer here. However, I followed the steps, and ...
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personalize this page - DB location

I am currently using the "personalize this page" feature for a web part page. I've had users make changes to their personal page although I can't locate this information in the content database. ...
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Programmatically create a ContentDatabase C# SP2013

I am searching for a solution of my problem. I banged my head for the last few hours and tried several things and solutions found on google or stack-exchange. The database should be created via Event ...
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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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How to know that “EnableVersioning” is enabled in any SharePoint 2013 List/Library using SQL Query

I want to know if below proprieties are enabled or disabled for any SharePoint 2013 List/Library. How we can get using SQL Query from ContentDB (AllLists Table), which column I have to use in my query?...
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Content DB size of a restored webapplication is huge

I have restored a Sitecollection(Export-SPsite) which was migrated from SP2010 to SP2013. This new site's (without any content) actual size is 900MB (Got it from SharePoint designer), However the ...
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Accessing an Intranet database in SharePoint and make it available on internet

Is it possible with SharePoint to access an Intranet DataBase and get all the data from it and make it available on the Internet online? The context: Right now we have an application that ...
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why i should not perform a Restore-SPSite for a copy of a site collection on the same content database

I have read these links which talks about using Backup-SPsite && Restore-SPSite:- link1 link2 and they both mentioned that restoring a copy of a site collection's back-up file file using ...
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Any possible problems when migrating SharePoint 2007 databases from SQL 2005 to 2012

Due to SQL Server 2005 EOL, we plan to migrate all SharePoint 2007 and 2010 content databases to SQL Server 2012 (or SQL 2008). I wonder if it will be safe to migrate, and any possible points to be ...
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Move content database SharePoint 2010 404 error

I get a 404 page not found error after I run a mount-spcontentdatabase command. I have Production SharePoint 2010 farm with application server, Front end and application server installed on windows ...
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Why is the New-SPContentDatabase command looking for .mdf file in E:?

I am trying to create a site collection with its dedicated content database in SharePoint 2010. To that end, I am trying to use powershell with New-SPContentDatabase command. Here is the command I run:...
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What is the difference between Data Migration and Data Archiving

What is the difference between Data Migration and Data Archiving? We have a Sharepoint application for document archiving, and its database size is nearly 1 TB. So I have a plan to reduce the size of ...
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SharePoint 2010 performance blocking issue at particular time

After some changes, deployed this week, SharePoint 2010 can't operate properly, throwing Timeout error for any action. It appears at a particular time - 9pm. All actions, which affect database fail ...
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Local farm is not accessible, cmdlets with featuredependencyid are not registered

So after moving all my databases to the new SQL server I run this on my SharePoint central admin box, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512725(v=office.15).aspx#Man Everything goes through ...
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Changing the drive of a database

Ok so I have a database server. I went to create a new test site so created a web app and a site collection which obv created a content database. I then did a restore onto that site collection from ...
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Claim SQL server space after content deleted from SharePoint

We have a site collection with its own database where we have been testing migration of a department's shared drive content (about 40GB) via a third party tool. The test migrations went fine. Before ...
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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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Database Attach, all content missing

I am doing a database attach upgrade from 2007 -> 2010 -> 2013 I exported all the site collections and theyre all fine except for one. After running the following commands the new site collection is ...
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Unable to access sites during a SharePoint DR test

Our company does not have hot DR site for our SharePoint environment. So we are using the process to restore the data to our DR site: Create all site collections in DR pointing to the same ...
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Microsoft.SharePoint.Publishing.InvalidPageLayoutException after moving site collection

I have two web application: http://old.corp.com http://new.corp.com I had a site collection on http://old.corp.com/path/1. The site collection was in a dedicated content database and is based on a ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New-SPContentDatabase creates database with guid instead of name

I am quite new to Sharepoint and I have a question that has been bugging me for a few days now. I have a powershell script that is setting up some site collections in a Sharepoint webapplication I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...