Orphan is a technical term describing a state of an item without a parent. A term in term store can be orphaned if its parent have been removed, and the term is in used in a list item.

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Sharepoint 2010 to 2013 Migration: site collection won't appear even after detaching/reattaching content DB

I cannot for the life of me get a site collection to appear after attaching the database. Running into a problem that I can't find a solution for. I'm migrating a 2010 SP install to 2013, and I'm ...
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