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

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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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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 ...
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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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How do I update SP2010's database version?

I currently am in middle of migrating sharepoint 2010 site to another server. My current version of SharePoint server database says: Database Schema Versions ...
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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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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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SharePoint 2010 RBS and the 200GB content database limit

So "SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits" says about the 200GB limit: If you are using Remote BLOB Storage (RBS), the total volume of remote BLOB storage ...
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What is the Best Method to Store 100s of Thousands of Files in SharePoint 2010?

My question is: What is the best method for storing thousands of files (or millions) in SharePoint? Every file's size is about: 5 MB * 1000000 = 5 TB I need the best method for that that does ...
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Mount-SPContentDatabase error

I have recieved a copied database from a live farm and am trying to restore this database to my development environment. I have created a new web application and site collection and have restored the ...
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Upgrade from 2007 to 2010 error on custom web parts

We have several SharePoint 2007 farms with several site collections in certain databases. The desire is to be able to migrate these 2007 site collections to our new 2010 farm envirionment. The best ...
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Should I regularly backup and shrink my content databases through SQL?

I've been contending with hard disk space on my SharePoint 2010 (with SQL 2008) environment for a while and I've just recently found out a few things that I think might help. Should I be regularly ...
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Record Center and Content Database Infrastructure

I've ask yesterday about Document Libraries limits and the only thing that we have certain is that Microsoft recommends Content Databases <= 200gb. I'm facing a situation here where I'm setting ...
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Database Statistics Timer Job got hangs on initialized state

Env: MOSS 2007 SP2 64 bit architecture, 4 wfe and1 app server, wins server 2003, Sql 2005 . I have a site collection in web app which is reached 50 GB. Due to this, the Site collection is not ...
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Is it possible to run Content Deployment incrementally using code?

I am running some Content Deployment jobs using the code but the jobs are not run incrementally, instead they are run by exporting all the objects. Is it possible to run them incrementally using the ...
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Where is the data from content editor web parts stored?

I'm in the process of developing a few page layouts. I can map certain TextEditor's and RichHTMLEditor's fairly simply - and the concept of the data found in these controls being saved to a field is ...
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Remote BLOB Storage and Sharepoint 2010

I have a SharePoint Server 2010 documents library. Library's size - 20 Gb. Size increases each year by 1-2 GB. It stores files ranging in size from 1 to 50 MB. Files rarely change. Should I use the ...
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Content DB Split - Sub-site into Site collection is the only way? And How?

Our sharepoint database is large ~180GB. I want to split it up into smaller database from the disaster recovery point of view & also that it can be easily moved across servers. The problem is that ...