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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Create a new Central Administration Content Database

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 ...
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Unable to restore PRODUCTION content database to DEV content database farm

I am trying to refresh my dev farm content database with a copy of the production farm content database, but I have been unsuccessful so far. I used the following procedure: 1) stopped the ...
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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.
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What happens to content if you remove content's dependency?

Dependency may not be the right word here - but basically my question is regarding what happens to the data inside a sharepoint content database if that data was created, for example, by using a ...
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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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Unknown server tag 'asp:ScriptManager' after restoring content DB on new test environment.

I have created a new SharePoint 2007 Test environment on new machine in order to test/run SharePoint 2007 web application that is deployed on customer site production environment and functioning ...
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sharepoint 2013 64bit Event 3759 Database not empty

I've recently just created a brand new sharepoint 2013 app server and I've been running into the following error in my event log pretty consistently at one hour intervals. My event log keeps telling ...
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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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how do i update the sp2010 build version as 14.0.6109.5002

I have a Prod SharePoint 2010 farm with a lower patch level that is 14.0.6029.1000,i have UAT sharepoint2010 farm with higher patch level that is 14.0.6109.5002,i need to attach UAT content databases ...
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Missing Site collection when attaching a content database

We have a problem with a single site on our SharePoint and need to restore it from last weeks backups What I am trying to do, it to restore the content database from last week, attach this to a ...
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How to store a lot of data for one application?

I have read that SP has a 200GB recommended max size for any content DB. I was also able to add multiple content databases to one web application. If my app needed to store BLOB data uploaded by a ...
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Upgrade Required SharePoint_Config

When I go to "Manage Servers in Farm" from Central Admin, I see a red alert that says "Upgrade Required" against web front end. When I run the stsadm command stsadm.exe -o localupgradestatus , I ...
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Access denied when using CreateUnattachedContentDatabase()

Im running c# code to creat SPContentDatabas but im getting Access denied each time im using this function CreateUnattachedContentDatabase(SQlConnectionStringBuilder) or ...
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How is DocumentSet Capture Version data stored in Content Database

Is it possible to know how a "DocumentSet Capture Version" data is stored in SQL Server Content Database ? (Not using OM but directly).
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Search Service App deleted, How to remove databases and stop services

I'm working on SharePoint 2013, configuring the Search Service. I created a Search Service Application through Powershell with some wrong setting and I tried to delete everything to start over again: ...
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When it is safe to delete entries from contentDB?

I have a file that is getting caught by the health analyzer ReportViewer.dwp as a missing setup file referenced [1] times in the database. I've tracked the file down to the web part gallery and ...
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Foundation Content Databases (2010)

How many content databases can be created with SharePoint Foundation 2010? I am having a hard time finding the answer. I think only one can be created but, I am not sure. EDIT: I did not think so. ...
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Content database size vs site collection size

We have one rather large content database in our environment. In this content database, a single site collection resides. In Central Admin, this site collection lists as being 464699 MB big. Since ...
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Copying a Content Database to another Farm?

I have a Sharepoint Farm and I want a clone of it, under a different hostname (Preprod vs. prod). We setup the Preprod farm from scratch, with new Web Applications. We then restored a backup of the ...
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Roll back Sharepoint Products Configuration

I've performed a standard installation and run the Sharepoint Products Configuration Wizard. I've realized too late that the wizard wasn't asking me for info like Central Admin Content DB name, ...
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Must each content database in the farm have a unique name?

I'm wondering if a specific content database in the farm can always be identified by only its name? For example, if my farm consists of multiple SQL Server instances, must each content database in ...
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Sharepoint 2010 Adjusting lists limits to recomendations

I have huge list, which has too much fields of same type (e.g., Date and Time fields limit in list is 8, of that type I have way more). If those those limits are exceeded, list item data will be saved ...
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Export SharePoint 2010 SP2 site to SP1 SharePoint server

After patching our Test environment of SharePoint 2010 to Service Pack 2, Our project leader told me there is a website that need to go to production. Production is still in SP1. He planned with me to ...
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Content DB restore problem (SP2007)

I'm having an issue restoring a content database and hopefully one of you guys can help me out. I'm trying to replicate a live issue environment in a new temporary dev environment for troubleshooting ...
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Splitting large size content database

One site collection has large size content database Want to split large size content database into smaller pieces to make each lower than 80 GB. I saw on reply which seems to be realistic. any other ...
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RBS Sharepoint 2013

I Enabled RBS on our SharePoint farm using the tech net article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee748631(v=office.15).aspx) and i was able to successfully test the RBS for one content ...
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How to promote a subsite to a new site collection with new content db?

We have subsites under our top-level site that are getting really big and I am trying to move them to their own site. I've created a new site collection and a contentDB. When I import the subsite ...
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Sharepoint 2010 to 2013 upgrade problem

We ran into the problem when upgrading SharePoint portal with custom solution from 2010 to 2013 version using database attach procedure. Problem is that after mounting content database to SharePoint ...
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How can I link infopath form's data to access database?

I have already created a form in info-path 2010 ( blank form template) and shared it on share point successfully now all I want is whenever a person fills out a form theses data automatically stored ...
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How-To Replicate/Migrate/Move SharePoint environment with new Naming & URLs?

Could you please help me out to accomplish the task below correctly and accurately? Scenario: I have a Test SharePoint 2013 environment that has a Web Application e.g. (http://Intranet.Corp.com/) ...
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Cannot create content database to use RBS with FILESTREAM in SharePoint 2013

When we tried to create content database to use RBS with FILESTREAM in sharepoint 2013 we configured according to the link we receive the following error as shown in the screenshot below . We did ...
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Does writing a custom RBS provider force one to put SharePoint into unsupported state?

It is well known that modifying a content database directly by running direct SQL queries results in an unsupported SharePoint state. However, it is possible to develop custom RBS providers. Note that ...
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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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copy a SP 2010 site collection from prod to dev

We are trying to copy a SP 2010 site collection from our prod environment to dev. The site collection has it's own content db. Is it possible to just make a backup of the prod content db, restore it ...
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Content databases not automatically upgraded by Mount-SPContentdatabase

We have been told that a good process for accelerating the process of upgrading a farm (say installing a Service Pack) is: Detach all content databases. Install the Service Pack or Cumulative ...