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

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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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“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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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New-SPContentDatabase vs Mount-SPContentDatabase

We pre-create our SharePoint content databases in SQL, so we can distribute database files among disks and tune some parameters on the SQL Server side. Then we convert the SQL databases into ...
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Can I detach/move a DB by just stopping the site rather than fully shutting down IIS on the WS

On my SharePoint 2010 Farm and Web Server. I have a number of Different sites. Prod SharePoint, MySite, a separate ContentType Hub, and an attached DB of a 2007 Site. I want to move the Content DB of ...
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Single web application or mulitple?

I am very new compare to experts here. I have read several articles and discuss forums. However I am worry there are some potential risk I cannot foresee. Could you give me some suggestion on the wb ...
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Single Site Collection growing above 200 GB limit

What is the recommended approach when a single site collection (on a Content Database) is growing above the 200 GB limit? All files are stored in the same site collection, within different sites and ...
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Issue Mounting SharePoint 2010 content database in 2013

I'm in the middle of an upgrade from 2010 to 2013, and I'm running into an issue when attempting to upgrade one of my content databases using PowerShell. The content databases attached to my other web ...
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ECM best practices

How to handle multi-terrabyte content in SharePoint? Which is the best approach for handling this scenario a) Creating multi site collection and with separate content db b) Externalizing the content ...
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SharePoint Content DB

In SharePoint 2010 and 2013 when does the content DB get created? Is it after you create web application or is it after you create site collection? In SP2013, since each site collection can have its ...
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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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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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Migrating SharePoint Content database from 2010 to 2013

Source Environment: 1.) SharePoint 2010 2.) 1 site collection 3.) 8 sites in that site collection. The requirement i have is to move the site collection along with all the data from 2010 to 2013. ...
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How to check whether Content Database is read-only or not?

How to check whether Content Database is read-only or not using client context ? we can easily get using server object model but how to do this with Client Object Model
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Backup/Restore which content database?

I have seen a few posts about backing and restoring SharePoint content databases from both Central Admin and using PowerShell. My question is relatively simple I hope..... There are a number of ...
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Where is stored the country property from user profile?

In which database can i find the country property from user profile in sharepoint 2010?
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How to manage text modules (boilerplates) with Sharepoint?

I want to manage boilerplates/text modules in SharePoint. Text modules are content snippets, which may appear on multiple sites, but are only stored once. When the source is changed, all references ...
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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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Can a content database upgrade be stopped and resumed?

When you run the SharePoint management shell cmdlet Upgrade-SPSite -VersionUpgrade to upgrade a 2010 database to 2013 it can take a really long time, sometimes days. Suppose you experience a power ...
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InfoPath forms and some services do not work after database restoration!

Last they some of my SharePoint server databases stuck in restoring state. After I solved those databases issue. Now some of my SharePoint features do not work. For example Infopath forms can not be ...
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Sharepoint 2010 databases are in restoring state

I have a single server in my SharePoint 2010 server farm. Today some of users complained about that some of Infopath forms can not be opened. When I checked the SOL Server Management Studio I saw that ...
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SP 2010 Modifying the “Last Modified By” column in SQL Management Studio

Let me preface by saying that I have read this page by Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841057/en-us I have not understood it completely which is why I am here, We are currently in a tough ...
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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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“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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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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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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Restoring a Document Library's content from a backup?

I have a sharepoint server backup and a database backup of the SQL2008 server which holds the sharepoint database. Some infopath forms were deleted from the document library and I would like to ...
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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 2007 -> 2010 upgrade content database size currently over 100GB

I've got a site which has a 2007 content database around 165GB at present they're running out of space on the SQL server so I'm just going to advise we move them all to a new SQL Server 2008 R2 ...
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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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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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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 ...