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

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Large content database

My client has been on MOSS 2007 for nearly 3 years. We're about to do an upgrade to 2010 on their system and found their content database to be around 350Gb in total. This to me seems a bit ...
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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 ...
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The best practice for moving content database between two farms

I have two farms both running SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2, basically something like a development environment and a production environment. I have a site running on web app - port 80 and it ...
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Content Database showing 0 (zero) site collection after content database attach

I have two server farms, Server farm 1 and Server farm 2. Server farm 2 runs SharePoint 2010 Enterprise with SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and Server 1 runs SharePoint 2010 Enterprise with SQL Server ...
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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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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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Sample/Demo Database for SharePoint 2010

I'm looking for a sample/demo database for SharePoint 2010 in order to be able to demo SharePoint. Does anyone know of such a thing? Ideally it should have already created and populated lists and ...
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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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Changing the user account of the SharePoint applicaton pool returns the error “Cannot connect to the configuration database”

I am trying to debug an issue regarding the proxy setting in web.config. Currentley it is set to: <system.net> <defaultProxy enabled="true" useDefaultCredentials="true"> ...
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Database Attache Upgrade Fail?

I ran the mount-spcontentdatabase and it failed. The test-SPContent Database didn't produce anything in the log that would fail the upgrade. Also, the error report didn't have anything that would ...
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Migrating document libraries from SharePoint 2007 to SharePoint 2010

I need help in my migration process. First I have a test environment which is configured for SharePoint 2010 and I need to migrate a web application from SharePoint Server 2007 to SharePoint 2010 ...
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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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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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The web application at [url] could not be found

Any ideas on the error below? This happens when I try to search for content on my WSS 3.0 site. ERROR " The web application at [url] could not be found. Verify that you have typed the url ...
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How to design for large content databases?

Although single content databases of upto 200GB is possible in Sharepoint 2010, administering and managing such a db would be a nightmare. What would you suggest for options in a case where there is ...
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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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Splitting a Content Database into two or three?

I have a SharePoint Farm in which the main Portal Web Application uses a single WSS_Content database, which has grown a lot to about 150 GB. I know I can now put it offline and attach a new one, but ...
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Which database holds documents?

I am wondering which database holds documents? I know that the documents are held as BLOBS in the database itself, but I can't seem to figure out what database that is?
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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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List of databases used for a sharepoint 2010 farm?

How to find the list of databases are used by a SharePoint 2010 Farm, including content databases, service application databases and configuration database.
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MOSS 2007 to Sharepoint 2010 migration

Steps followed for Migration: Backup up of production database Create New Web Application on SP 2010 farm. Restore Production Database on SP 2010 Farm. Create Solution in SP 2010 with Name Space ...
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Completely empty content database

Anyone come across the following issue? WSS3 installation using WID, the content database for the site was empty. All of the tables were there but each table was empty, AllUserData, Sites, etc. Allll ...
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404 Error after Deleting Content Database (With no Site Collections)?

After detaching a database in SharePoint then subsequently deleting in SQL Server I have been getting 404 Errors at my root site collection default.aspx page, and a few other random site collections ...
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Where do you deploy scripts that are loaded in a masterpage?

Do you deploy the script files to "_layouts" or the content database? If "_layouts," do you use a <ScriptLink> tag or a <script> tag?
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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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Mounting two similar content databases

I have two content databases: Cdb_A (in Server_A) and Cdb_B := Cdb_A + (a lot of content changes) in Server_B. Im trying to host both in the Server_A but on different webapps. My Webapp_A is attached ...
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Need sharepoint data related answer

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