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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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If you want to know databases in your farm instance, use Get-SPDatabase as suggested by another answer.

If you want to understand what databases sharepoint creates and what exactly sharepoint stores in them, check Databases That Support SharePoint 2010 Products

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    Get-SPDatabase | Export-Csv c:\sharepointDbs.csv – Iman Abidi Mar 15 '14 at 7:56
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Try SharePoint PowerShell: Get-SPDatabase

http://njbblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/sharepoint-40-powershell-get-spdatabase.html

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Why not simply using Central Admin... :-) (works even if you do NOT have access to either the physical server (console) or databases server.

Central Admin -> Upgrade and Migration -> Review Database Status. By pasting /_admin/DatabaseStatus.aspx at your CA url.

Rgds, Arjan Vos

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You can this resource. It's very clear from size, name, attribute to capability of backup/restore by other tools.http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc678868.aspx

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