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 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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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-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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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 ...
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Database Update Status “ Needs Upgrade” Sp2013

I am in the process of upgrading sp2013 farm to SP1 upgrade soon. To prep for that i was going though datbase status page in central admin and saw the following: With that info on hand i was ...
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Why can't I create site collections in some CDBs?

I currently have my SharePoint 2010 server set up with twelve content databases. In each is or should be one site collection at the moment, but as I went through to set up each one five of them gave ...
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What is diffrence between SPContentDatabaseSequence and SPContentDatabaseSequence2

When i am inside Mange Content Database settings page inside my farm, i see 3 different Schema Version for my content db as follows: I understand the first listing that is ...
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SharePoint 2010 Visual Upgrade Required Pre-SharePoint 2013 Upgrade?

When upgrading to SharePoint 2013, should the SharePoint 2010 content database have all site collections using the 2010 Visual Upgrade? We currently have a few sites that are still running on the 2007 ...
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Are SharePoint sitepages related to performance problems?

SharePoint stores customized site pages in the content database. So, suppose there are 1000's of pages which are created and modified by users (say by adding webpart), some are created and modified ...
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The UPDATE permission was denied on the object 'AllListsAux', database 'spContent', schema 'dbo'

Insufficient SQL database permissions for user 'Name: NT AUTHORITY\IUSR SID: S-1-5-17 ImpersonationLevel: Impersonation' in database 'spContent' on SQL Server instance '###' The UPDATE permission was ...
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Restore of content db fails to restore top-level site collection

I have a backup of a content db restored to Sql server as WSS_Content_Live I have a brand new SP installation setup with AutoInstaller, so we have a port 80 web site called Portal Home. I have ...
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Deleting an orphaned content database

I had accidentally deleted a content database "CDB-A"(not important) without doing a detach. I also added a new content database "CDB-B" to the web application. SP 2010 seems to hang on to "CDB-A" ...
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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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Use a single content database on two web applications

Can we use a single content database on two web applications in SharePoint 2007? I created a new application and a site collection. I want to use my old (existing) content database on the new web ...
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How do I restore a WSS3 Site with just the Content DB?

I am dealing with a system crash where I had a WSS3 site in a DMZ with a SQL2005 server remote (inside the Domain). The Web Server and the SQL server both were taken out is a system failure. I was ...
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Distribution of SiteCollections

I have the following scenario: 1 Content database 1 Webapplication with 28 Sitecollections The Size of this content database is about 100 GB. So I want to distribute newly created ...
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stuck on a database attach

I have a 2013 test box that I am working on trying to attach a content DB from our 2010 farm. I have mounted the WSS_Content database on the new server. I have made a web app and a site collection ...
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How are additional fields stored in a lookup column?

When creating a lookup column it is possible to select additional fields. Does SharePoint store the values of these additional fields in the "child" list, or is a database join performed every time a ...
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2010 Moving Content DB to new Domain - Problem with Users

I am restoring a content database to a new farm in a new domain. I have used the Move-SPUser command to map as many users over that exist in the new domain. I've used the delete orphan script to ...
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Error on Upgrade to sharepoint 2013

I'm trying to upgrade a webApp from 2007 to 2013. Following this tutorial: Tutorial The migration process to 2010 works perfectly . But When I try to do the same process to 2013, it breaks on 30% ...
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addcontentdb command missed something

So I have built a new sql 2012 server and SharePoint 2013 server. I have added the new SharePoint server to the farm and made it the default central admin site. I have moved all the content ...
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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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SharePoint content database DocStreams table very large

We recently migrated our SharePoint 2007 instance to 2013 using a migration tool. I noticed the disk space for 2013's database partition (300GB) on our SQL Server was running low. I ran a SQL report ...
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SharePoint Content Databases with PowerShell

Is there a way to get the current maximun number of site collections from a current database, and then be able to increase this by 1. I want to do this specifically in PowerShell for SharePoint. ...
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Restore-SPSite failure due to insufficient Content Database Space

I hope someone can help me solve this weird problem I'm facing for 4 days. I'm trying to restore the backup of Sharepoint 2010 web application. I'm using Windows Powershell command : Restore-SPSite ...
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ContentDatabase exceeds storage limit

I have a SharePoint Site with only one existing contentdatabase. In this site are severa sitecollections. At the moment I am not far away that I reach the limit of 200GB for this database. My ...
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Is accessing SharePoint content Database in code advisable?

I want to know if it is a correct thing to access SharePoint content database in code i.e (using custom SQL queries)? If not can anyone provide me with an explanation why shouldn't it be done?
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Documents / Library missing after migrating My Site to the new Content Database

I've moved some My Sites to new content database with the powershell cmdlet Move-SPSite. However, after moving them, it appears documents were "lost" on some of them (most of sites is just fine). When ...
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Office web apps does not have access to content database

I have issues with Office Web apps. After some logging search I found it's because of the service account of owa service application does not have access to the content DB. I've read somewhere that ...
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Where are List View definitions stored?

Where can I find the raw definition within the Content database of a View on one of my Lists. I've found the list in AllLists and the View, I think, in AllDocs. But from there the trail is cold. I ...
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Pre installing solution doesn't solve the issue with the pre attach test

I want to attach a database to a newly created web application. I have a database which is correct. I execute the PowerShell script: Test-SPContentDatabase -Name ContentDB -WebApplication ...