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

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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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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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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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Migration Sharepoint foundation 2010 to 2013 issue on mount db content

I'm face an issue. I've a sharepoint 2010 Foundation and installed a sharepoint Foundation 2013. I've created a web app on SP 2013 and restored the wss_content from SP 2010 on my server for 2013. ...
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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 collection(http://dev....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 over,...
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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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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 update....
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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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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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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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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 Microsoft.SharePoint....
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Local farm is not accessible, cmdlets with featuredependencyid are not registered

So after moving all my databases to the new SQL server I run this on my SharePoint central admin box, http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc512725(v=office.15).aspx#Man Everything goes through ...
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How can I know in which content database my site collection is stored?

I have a farm and I see in sql many content databases. I have some site collection and would like to find something in the userinfo table in the sql database. But in which content database do I need ...
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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 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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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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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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I want to know where are the timer jobs, webparts and user controls saved?

Are they saved in the content db or Layouts folder?
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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 http://...
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Does the entire web app or the entire site collection reside in a content db?

MSDN article paragraph: All sites in a site collection are stored together in the same SQL database. Keep extremely active sites in separate site collections. Because all content in a ...