I have tried to Restoring the Site collection backup by using Power shell command,it throws an error message

Restore-SPSite : The operation that you are attempting to perform cannot be
completed successfully.  No content databases in the web application were
available to store your site collection.  The existing content databases may
have reached the maximum number of site collections, or be set to read-only,
or be offline, or may already contain a copy of this site collection.  Create
another content database for the Web application and then try the operation

I can Restore my site collection backup only in new web application, I can't in existing web application? how to solve this issues?

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I had experienced the same kind of situation and following steps solved it

  • create a new content database in desired web application
  • now run the restore command with database name parameter. Use the newly created content db.
  • test it.

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