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Yes it is possible. You can have multiple databases attach to a web application(500 is limit). You can have the many site collections and provision one site collection into one content DB. Read more about the limits here. https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.15).aspx#ContentDB
Yes, new site collections and additional content databases are supported in SharePoint 2007. The problem you are going to encounter in either 2007 or 2010 is that there is no quick way to restructure/move your current subsites between site collections. You can't do it with the Site Manager (aka Manage Content and Structure) because that is scoped to a site ...
I am in the process of doing the exact same thing. Although the architecture will remain exactly the same, my biggest concern was upgrading the custom solutions to SP2010 (Workflows, Visual Studio solutions, customized pages, XSL stylesheets etc). There are too may parameters for what you are asking. I would personally ask why you want to split the ...
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