A usually large collection of data organized especially for rapid search and retrieval (as by a computer).

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Replicating database tables as SharePoint lists

We have a legacey application that is running with a SQL backend. We want to end of life the old application and use SharePoint 2010 instead. In my my mind we have a few options of what we could do. ...
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How can I solve “A SharePoint database named [xxx] already exists” when upgrading from SharePoint 2003 to 2007?

I am trying to upgrade a SharePoint 2003 web application to MOSS 2007 through the database attach method. I am following these steps as outlined by Microsoft: Create web application in MOSS 2007 ...
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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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move a database to a different drive on the same server? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out how to point the database of my existing Sharepoint foundation install to the D: on my server. It was installed on the C: We just upgraded the D: to hold a lot more and need ...
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What is a safe way to reconnect a server from another farm to the network?

I have VMWare image clone of our virtual Sharepoint web frontend. All the connections are the same (same farm basically), same exchange server, same sql server. I am afraid to connect this box to the ...
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MOSS2007 active DBs

Whats the best way to tell which dbs are being used in your farm? Having moved and changed db servers over time, i now have dbs everywhere, wanting to do a clean up?
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FBA in hosted SharePoint

Does anyone have details on how to create Forms based Authentication using SharePoint 2010? I have a scenario where i want users to login and view information relating to them from a database. This ...
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SharePoint database maintenance for the non-DBA

Question ported from Serverfault as it is specific to database maintenance for SharePoint administrators: For SharePoint administrators, SQL Server is often a black box that is installed as a ...
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How do I clean up missing server side dependencies from a “dirty” installation?

After a rather hasty (unavoidable) migration/reconfiguration of a SP 2010 Foundation box, I am left with an error in CA regarding a number of missing Features, SetupFiles, and WebParts. I redeployed ...
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How do I perform database disk usage analysis and selective replication?

I have a SharePoint 2007 database that is 16GB in size and I want to know why, and how I can reduce the size. Ideally I would like a trimmed replica to use as a developer workstation that retains a ...
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Database size differs between Sharepoint and SQL

We have configured RBS in our sharepoint 2010 environment, when we calculate the database size from sharepoint its shows 90GB however the database size in SQL server is around 25GB and RBS size is ...
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Move SharePoint 2003 Portal Server database to SQL server on different domain forests

We have an old installation of SharePoint 2003, with a basic setup:- Server 1: SharePoint Portal Server Web Applications on Windows Server 2003. Server 2: SQL Server 2008 hosting config and content ...
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Connecting Web part to external Database

I'm trying to connect a web-part running in Sharepoint 2007 site to an external Sql Server 2005 database. I get a System.Secutity.SecurityException with "Request Failed" message when I attach debugger ...
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SharePoint Farm SQL Server tempdb/Crawl DB disk configuration

We've identified I/O latency on SQL Server portion of our farm. We see tempdb and CrawlDB are biggest offenders. We have 2 extra Raid 1 disks available to us. Let's call them X: and Z:. The ...
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Two seperate Sharepoint Servers pointing to the same Content Database

Is it possible to have two seperate sharepoint web servers pointing to a single content database on a seperate server? I do not want to do this concurrently. If I switch one web server off, then ...
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Powershell (or sts command) for moving SC databases

I have 5 sc in 1 database (Database1). (Databases have been created for each sc). Now the task is to move 4 of the sc database from Database1 and put them into different database (where they belong). ...
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moss 2007 content db migration to sharepoint 2010

I am in a middle of content database migration of MOSS 2007 built on SQLServer 2005 to SharePoint 2010 with SQLServer 2008 R2. This is what I've done. Installed SP 2010 Standard Edition ...
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fill a dropdown with data from a list using client object model

how can i fill a sharepoint 2010 dropdown with data from a list using client object model? i am trying to create an aspx workflow association form and want the initiator to choose an option from an ...
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Which database will feature stapling affect?

We are testing feature stapling and need to revert to a point before the feature stapling was run. To do this do we just need to restore the content database, or do we also need to restore the ...
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Sharepoint 2007 farm performance goes down?

Our sharepoint 2007 farm is not working properly and we are facing a huge performance hit, some times it throws an unexpected error too. What all are the points to check? i.e like Depth of the ...
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Restore Content Database to a different farm (Prod -> Beta -> Dev Servers)

My end goal is to have some code that automatically takes the Content Database backup from Production and automatically nightly restores it on Beta. Can I just do backup and restore sql commands? Or ...
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Check if user has access to Content database in SharePoint 2010

In my code I'm running under elevated privileges, to access other Web applications. But I get a security error when the web application user can't access the database (when ever I try to access a ...
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Specific content datatbase for a site collection

We have two content databases in a webapplication. We would like to have a site collection in a content database (Content_DB1) and rest of the site collection should be created in the another content ...
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How to force Sharepoint to commit list item changes to the database?

Long story short, I have an event receiver on a list item which listens for the ItemAdded event, makes some additional changes to the newly created item, calls listItem.SystemUpdate() and starts a ...
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Database requirement for fast for sharepoint 2010?

We would like to install Fast for Sharepoint 2010 in our medium scall Sharepoint 2010 Farm and would like to know how many databases are required and what about the other Database requirements? I ...
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Accessing the content database directly

Is accessing a content database is not a 'best practice' or 'advisable' or it 'should' not be done as Microsoft can withdraw their support if it is done? I just want to know if it 'can' be done in the ...
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Guidance on renaming the multitude of databases generated by SharePoint 2010

SharePoint 2010 appears to continue SharePoint 2007's tradition of automatically creating horribly named SQL Databases. Like many companies we have multiple farms and developer workstations connecting ...
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Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator

We are using one API SharepointImporter Tool to upload documents to a SharePoint Site. When we are uploading one archive file we are getting the following problem. Error: Unable to complete this ...
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Create List from Microsoft Access 2007 database in WSS 3.0 with sync capability

Is there an easier way to - Create a List from a database (.mdb) file on WSS 3.0 Once the list is up, I want to sync it with database. i.e. Any changes I make to the database file offline should be ...
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Restoring SSP Databases from SP1 to SP2 server farm

Has anyone restored Shared Services Databases from SP1 Server Farm to a new SP2 Server farm? I don't want to lose user related information link My Links etc. I followed the DB attach method as ...
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External database connection in web part

So, I have a web part that needs to connect to a different database other than sharepoint. This is a custom web part that I'm writing in VS, not something built with SPD. How can I connect to the ...
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Issue when trying to reinstall MOSS on a single server

I am not an expert on the installation of SharePoint, but I have been trying to configure the MOSS installation on one of our DEV servers. The first problem was found when trying to set up an SSP. ...
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Is Data Purged when a site is removed?

So I have been asked the following question: When a site collection or one of it's web sites are deleted, is this data purged from the database, or is this data otherwise marked as deleted but kept ...
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Databases from 2 SharePoint servers on the same database server?

I've got 3 servers: - DB1 - SharePoint1 - SharePoint2 On SharePoint1 I've installed WSS, using DB1 as database. Now I want to install WSS onto SharePoint2 and use DB1 as database storage as well. ...
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Performance Metrics and CA Configuration & Content DB?

When can we expect a maximum number of SQL connections for the Central Administration Configuration & Content DB? and what are all the important tables in these databases that an administrator ...
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Performance tuning and Manage Farm-Level Search Settings

Below options are available under "Manage Farm-Level Search Settings" in Central Administration Connection time (in seconds): 60 Request acknowledgement time (in seconds): 60 I would like to know ...
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What is the use of the search database and do we really need it?

The index will be kept on the Index Server, so why do we need a Search database and what is the point of it in SharePoint 2007? I would like to understand the basic concept of SharePoint Search. ...
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How can I create a web part for add update and delete operations?

I'm new to SharePoint and I'm working with web parts. I have learned how to create a basic webpart and how to deploy it...but I don't have any ideas about how to create a web part that adds updates ...
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Managing Quotas and Content Databases with multiple Site Collections

Five content DBs are associated with a webapplication and each content DB can store upto 50GB. We have configured a couple of site quotas as follows: basic_quota (1GB) collab_quota (2GB) ...
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How critical is it and how to monitor, measure and reduce SharePoint database fragmentation?

It is a well advertised best practice to configure maintenance plans for SQL databases forming the data layer of SharePoint deployments. How critical is it to monitor and reduce fragmentation of the ...
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Why EventCache table size is huge

I have a MOSS publishing site. Content is quite small. I noticed that content database size is now 5GB without any significant content changes made. Using a script to show the tables' sizes, I noticed ...
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How does SharePoint handle unreliable database connections?

Background We're experiencing network issues with connections to our SQL box unexpectedly being closed. These are occurring a few times a day. Errors are being logged by the SharePoint WFEs but users ...
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Running code that creates a TimerJobDefinition outside of Central Admin

I have run into a problem several times now where I have developed a custom timer job, and I want my site collection administrators to manage the schedule of this job with a custom application page ...