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

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Re-upgrading the same content database SharePoint 2013 upgrade

I have a question more than an issue, I have a scenario where I perform a database attach content DB migration and this works out OK, then the site goes into a period of UAT and after a week or so ...
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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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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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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 2010 - Automatically create a new content database when a size is reached

I've been asked a question today regarding the automatic creation of a new content database when the current one reaches a certain size limit. Does anyone know if this is possible? Possibly with 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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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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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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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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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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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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Move Site Collections Based on Content Database

I have a content DB which is growing huge and so I want to move Different Site Collections to Different Content Databases based on the Managed path that Site collection belongs to .Can some one Help ...
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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 - 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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“No connectivity with the server” for files in only one content DB?

SharePoint 2010 / SQL Server 2008 R2 One of my users reported a problem opening files yesterday. Upon opening a file she would receive this string of error messages: Clicking "Retry Open" leads 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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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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Content Database size for SharePoint 2010

I am trying to Detach an existing content db from my sql server by deleting its .mdf, .ldf files and while I am trying to add new content db (which I got from other server) whose size is 50 GB my sql ...
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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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Can't restore backup of content database using stsadm after migration to SQL 2008 R2

WSS 3.0 on Server 2003 within a Domain. I set the server up 3.5 years ago along with a test setup. It's the first and only SharePoint install. I recently had to migrate the content database from ...
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Run timer job on a single content database using SPJobLockType.Job

I have developed a custom timer job, inheriting from SPJobDefinition. It currently runs on two content databases, and I would like it to run on only one. I have created this timer job using the ...
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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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Copy content database from production to development environment

I have a production SharePoint 2010 server with multiple site collections and sometimes I would like to copy the content from the site collections into my development environment so that I can test my ...
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Host Named Site Collections with own Content DB, and problems (Top Nav Bar, and force to log on always)

This is the scenario: I. All Site Collections have thier own Content Database II. Site Collection A is Root Site Collection (created directly under Web Application = has exact same url as Web ...