Questions tagged [content-database]

A Content Database is an SQL Server database where the content of a SharePoint intranet (extranet, public web) is stored.

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Sharepoint databases structure

I need to know how the structure of databases of Sharepoint works, what is any databases, when they are created and this kind of stuff... I'm using a Sharepoint 2016 on premises.
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2013 to 2016: Upgrade all DB's? Or just Content Databases?

I am in the process of completing a Farm Upgrade from 2013 to 2016. I have the new 2016 Farm built and configured, and am ready to transfer the databases. I know that I don't need to move the ...
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Sharepoint site still down even after restore the content databse to new web app

We’ve a major issue in our main intranet portal. It’s down with a lot of errors that were not fixed by investigating on event viewer and ULS logs. However, I’ve restored the content database to a ...
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Same web application with content db in two separate database servers

Is it possible to have same web application with two site collections having content databases in two different SQL servers? If so, can farm back and restore method from CA be used for restoration?
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Low free space on a SharePoint Content DB

We have to upload up to 133 video files to a SharePoint 2016 Site but there is a very low free space in the content DB. There are multiple sites for the same content DB but only 1 site collection is ...
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can you shrink db when dbo DoscStreams is almost full?

I am not an expert in SharePoint server maintenance and i received an notice that one of the database has reached it 93% usage of disk space. i know from research that dbo.DocStreams contains the ...
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Mount-SPContentDatabase rollback after upgrade

We need to move/use a content database from old to new web application. Scenario goes like: Detach content database from Old Web Application with Windows Classic Authentication mode Attach content ...
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Can i get when the sharepoint databases have been backuped using “Get-SPDatabase”

I have 2 on-premises farms 2013 & 2016. and i want to get all the sharepoint databases names,if they need updates and when they have been backup-ed, now i find this script to get the name and ...
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Get List of Site Collection under Content Database

Is there a way I could view the list of Site Collection under a specific Content Database? Doing it one-by-one on Central Admin is not desirable since there's a lot.
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PowerShell: Get List Item's custom field values(List Items are in Recycle Bin)

There are several list items with the same name and author in Recycle bin. I need to retrieve all the fields(not only ID, Title, and other standard fields) before restoring. How I can retrieve custom ...
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What can be done before Content Database is connected?

Soon we'll be grading our SharePoint environment in an overnight upgrade... I'm currently prepping our servers to make the transition as painless as possible, but what sort of configuration can be ...
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Procedure to refresh MySites content database in dev with production data

I would like to know the appropriate procedure to refresh MySites in dev by using a production content database backup.
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What negative impact can occur if I detach a Sharepoint content database file location via SQL?

The end goal is to move the MDF file of a non-critical Sharepoint site collection to a different drive. The database server/name/etc... is going to be unchanged. Microsoft basically states that the ...
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Project server 2013 database locked

Today we noticed that our Project server 2013 database is locked somehow. Weird thing is, when we check whether from CA that site SC or via SharePoint shell, we get answer that site collection is not ...
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SharePoint content DB status is in stopped state for all the content DB from central admin under manage content DB section

When i tried to create a new site collection, we found " SharePoint content DB status is in stopped state for all the content DB from central admin under manage content DB section. " We did perform ...
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Risks of increasing file size limit above default of 250 mb

My company is new to SharePoint. We have an on-premise installation with the file size limit set to the default of 250 mb. We've had a request to increase that limit to 500 mb. The Microsoft article ...
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The content database on the server is temporarily unavailable (sharepoint online)

Currently I am working on an application based on sharepoint add-in webpart(sharepoint hosted) in sharepoint online which was getting deployed successfully till yesterday, but today when I deployed it,...
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How accurate is the Site Setting/Storage Metrics menu for content database size?

I'm speccing a Site Collection, it's been proposed to merge two site collections in to a single, global site collection. I've read that a site collection has a 100GB recommended limit, so I'll go ...
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How to get SP list versioning properties from WSS_Content database?

I need to set all list versioning properties via csom. All properties I usually set with following code: SP.List l = new SP.List(...); l.EnableModeration = true; //1 l.EnableVersioning ...
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SharePoint web applications and content database mismatch

When I use Get-SPWebApplication command on sharepoint sever got 9 web applications names.When I use Get-SPContentDatabase got 15 content databases.How this mismatch happened??any idea???
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The attach operation cannot continue because another object in this farm already contains the same ID

My SQL DBA Team decided to change the SQL version and they did migration from one sql server to other sql server and when i tired to do add content database operation from central admin it gives this ...
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Repair Automatically Disabled/Greyed out

I'm trying to resolve some issues under monitoring, the main one being " Content databases contain orphaned items". However, the 'repair automatically' is disabled and I don't know how to repair '...
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Unable to upgrade SharePoint Admin Content Database

I saw the following status: "Database is up to date, but some sites are not completely upgraded." under manage databases upgrade status. I upgraded most of the databases using upgrade database command,...
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DocStream, DocToStream compile lines into a file

In SharePoint 2013 Ent to database WSS_Content there are tables DocStream and DocToStream, they store information about the file in the form of binary data. I noticed that in SP 2013 the file is ...
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SP2013: Broken WSS_Content database is restored, some documents are not displayed

Please tell me, after the fall of SQL Server the database was restored (Backup Symantec) only by 93%, after CHECKDB, a lot of errors in the DocStream table, which contains just the binary data, i.e. ...
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Sharepoint Foundation Databases, is more better?

Accidental sharepoint admin here trying to get familiar and fix some issues. Here is a pic from servers in our Farm screen. I'm noticing that we have two sharepoint foundation server databases? Is ...
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Create Content Database from Farm Application Page

This issue seems like it should be very easy to resolve, however it has taken hours and makes no sense. Case: Custom application page with simple form fields. When the form is filled out by user, ...
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How to restore existing Site Collection Content DB to a SharePoint Site Collection

I have a Site Collection Content DB back up. I want to create/ restore to existing site collection. Are there any ways to do that?
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To retrieve site lists where user has access from DB

I am trying to retrieve all the sites a particular user has access from the content database. But not able to get all the sites. Somehow I can get site collections where user has access but still not ...
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SharePoint update status: Cannot Upgrade content database

I did an update of SharePoint 2013 using December 2017 CU. In central admin I see this info: Configuration database version: 15.0.4989.1001 Status: Upgrade available In Upgrade Status page I see ...
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Restore-SPSite : Invalid object name 'Sites'

I tried to rename the site collection host header (see post here) and it did not work, so I found this blog and thought I could give Backup-SPSite, Remove-SPSite and Restore-SPSite a try. I used this ...
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How to export one site collection and restore it in a different environment when build versions of the farms are different?

I am using Backup-SPSite and Restore-SPSite to restore a site collection, but the problem is that I am getting the following error: What is causing this error :- Restore-SPSite : <nativehr>...
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SharePoint content database shrink operation recommended or not

We have a large content database with 200 GB space in SP 2013 and it consists of two large site collections with 100 GB space each. We plan to permanently delete one site collection of size 100GB in ...
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SharePoint 2013 too many content databases

I joined a company where there are 10 content databases created for 10 site collections(SP2013 version). All the databases together has less than 80GB content. Well I don't know why they created ...
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SharePoint 2010 Site Collection Maximum Size

Title says it all, I hope! We have a SharePoint 2010 SP1 and one of our collections regularly goes over their quota (and ask for us to extend it). We would like to know if there is an absolute ...
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Site not available after move-spsite

A site collection isn't available after moving it to another content database. Errors: HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/8.5 Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 08:47:25 GMT Connection: close OR File not ...
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SharePoint Record center not showing all documents after content db restore

I am moving a SharePoint 2013 content database from a SharePoint farm to another one using the SQL backup/restore way and mounted successfully the content database to the new web application via ...
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Content DB property “WarningSiteCount” does not work

I'd like to use the "WarningSiteCount" property to receive information when sites warning number has reached. Unfortunately, I do not receive emails (I'm putting my account as the primary site ...
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What tp_BaseViewID means?

I'm little bit confused where to find a content or a row which is referenced to tp_BaseViewID column of AllWebParts table in WSS_Content databse. What this ID actually means and where to find this ...
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Missing Web Parts

I getting error of missing dependencies on web parts at Central Admin. So I ran Test-ContentDatabase to find all the errors. Once found, I ran another script against my database to find where the ...
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Deleted ldf files, Sharepoint database schema lost

After deleting manually ldf files related to the share point databases, it's impossible to connect to SharePoint sites. It shows: "Cannot connect to the configuration database" It is not related to ...
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Where an uploaded image stored?

I need to know where an uploaded image usually stored ? I can't find it in file system. Only what I've got after saving is some changes in AllDocs table of SP database. To be precise: Id ...
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How does SharePoint Designer interact with core?

When an user does some changes like changing background color or adding an image for Home.aspx via SharePoint Designer what actually happens at this moment? In other words what happens under the hood? ...
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How to recreate a view by xml?

I can retrieve the xml data of a view which is stored in the [WSS_Content].[dbo].[AllWebParts] table. example of decompressed content of a view: <root> <ViewFields> <FieldRef ...
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Preferred server for timer jobs not available and OOB timers jobs not runnings

In my environment when I go to CA > Manage Content DB settings; the preferred server for timer jobs in the dropdown is not shown and is empty. Also OOB timer jobs which have job lock type of content ...
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Having multiple indices may freeze entire DB?

Here is the post for reference on recommendation to create indices in list. It makes sense to create minimum indices. I've a case so I needed SharePoint community's help in understanding if in worst ...
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Need to get content database in SharePoint online using CSOM

I need to access a content database's name, and its properties like Size, etc. using CSOM in SharePoint online. Is there a possibility?
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Shrink content database and logs only with powershell

I would like to create a copy of a content database on my UAT machine and restore on my development machine. The backup of the content db would take abot 12GB. I would like to minimize this size as ...
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Detached Content Database While Site Collection Upgrade is Running

The content database was detached from SQL server by mistake while site collection upgrade was running, now the database is attached again and the site still showing upgrade in progress but opening ...
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Move multiple site collections from one content database to multiple content databases

Is there a easy way to divide site collection equally between the number of content databases attached to a single web application? I'm having a single content databases where a lot of sites were ...