I have upgrade my content database in sharepoint 2010. The site collections are there but when I open the new sharepoint site the content from the 2007 content database is not being display.

Any ideas on how to solve this issue? Should I create a new web application and attach a new copy of the content database? Any help will be very appreciated.


  • are you seeing the empty default site instead? Go to Central Admin > Application Management > Manage Content Databases. Do you see your database there and the site count? Is there another content DB here as well? Commented Oct 18, 2012 at 19:14

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Make sure you detach the Content Database that was created by default when you created your web application as there cannot be two root site collections associated with a web application. You might need to restart IIS for it to pick up that the other site collection / Content Database has been removed)

  • Yes, the database is there and the site count is 1190. No other database is attach. I detach the default DB when I created the web application. I already restart IIS and still my old content is not being display on the new web application. Any ideas on what else I should check or do before I start all over again. Thanks for replying.
    – user11291
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 12:54
  • There is a root site collection in your attached database, correct?
    – Dave Wise
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 14:34
  • Do I need to create a site collection for the web application?
    – user11291
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 17:25
  • I have "/" , " /mysite" and "/personal/username" . I believe "/" is my root site collection. I checked the documentation and I did not read about creating a new site collection. But I might be wrong.
    – user11291
    Commented Oct 19, 2012 at 17:30

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