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

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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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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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Migrating content from one content database to another

We have a content database on our live moss server. It contains one site collection with several sub-sites. I'm using the stsadm export command to produce a cmp file, then moving this to our test ...
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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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Web Front End servers in the server farm are not consistent in the services they run

I have successfully configured a SharePoint farm of 4 nodes but I got intermittent database connection failure errors. I have to restart SharePoint services and IIS to fix the database errors. Mostly ...
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Extra database server in farm

Recently I was looking at Central Admin > Operations > Servers in Farm and noticed an extra database server. It is the same name as the actual database server with "-Common" appended to the end. This ...
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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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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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Changing to SQL alias after installing MOSS

Our network admin installed MOSS using the SQL Server address instead of using the SQL alias. How can we change this after the fact? We tried using a simple stsadm commmand to change server name but ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...