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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Content database more than 350GB with only one site collection

I just started a project with a customer. They have a content DB in SP2010 that is more than 350 GB and just one site collection (20000 subsites!!!). The Test-SPContentDatabase command did not ...
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SP2007 (All)UserData nvarchar field content garbled for choice fields

In our SharePoint 2007, one of our lists field is configured as such: <Field Type="Choice" DisplayName="Standard" Required="FALSE" Format="RadioButtons" ...
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When custom column deleted, internal name still exists

I have an app that pulls data from custom column by internal name. If I create the column and delete it, than create it again, SharePoint still has the internal name saved and then appends a 0 to the ...
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How can I delete the content database?

I'm trying to delete a site collection, but when I try to delete the content database, I get this error. System.InvalidOperationException: 'An object in the SharePoint administrative framework, "...
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A parameter cannot be found that matches parameter name “NoB2BSiteUpgrade”

I tried to use the mount database with NoB2BSiteUpgrade like below Mount-SPContentDatabase "MyDatabase" -DatabaseServer "MyServer" -WebApplication https://sitename -...
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Upgrade-SPContentDatabase in parallel as part of CU upgrade

I am updating our 2013 environments to the October 2020 CU to patch a vulnerability reported by our security team. The last time we patched CUs in the production environment, the Upgrade-SPContent ...
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Export-SPWeb from unattached database

Working on SharePoint 2016 OnPremise, migrated from 2013. I have a problem with a webapllication and the idea was to export it from a backup and restoring it into the production site collection. I ...
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Clean orphaned site collection SharePoint 2019

I have a Web app(SharePoint 2019 on-premise, App server and DB server) with each site collection having its own content database. One of the demo content DB is deleted using MSSQL Server Management ...
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SharePoint2016: Content Database in “Error” status, do not appear with Get-SPContentDatabase

I am stuck with this urgent issue, same as Harris' issue here. In Central Administration, under "Manage Content Databases", for my main WebApplication, here is the two content databases I ...
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Can i create new Web Application with Copy of existing Web Application Content database in Same SharePoint Farm?

1.I have one web application 'WebAppA.company1.com' in production SP Farm with a content database Wss_Content_DB1 and i taken backup and restored in staging as Wss_Content_DB2 and mounted to ...
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SP2013 and Powershell : Export mapping between SPContentDatabase and Sites to CSV

TL;DR : I'm trying to get all the SPSites (preferably only the URLs) contained by each SPContentDatabases mounted on each one of my WebApps into a csv. In the edit, I explain how I could break the ...
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Remove Project Server Completely from SharePoint 2016

My SharePoint 2016 environment have MS Project Server. I want to remove MS project Server from my environment completely and cleanly. I want to remove its database schema, service application, ...
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Finding original site template id used for main site without access to Sharepoint 2013 server

I'm trying to recover a sharepoint 2013 site by installing sharepoint 2013 in a new domain. I only have access to database backups from the original server. One option I've seen uses a query based on ...
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A SharePoint 2007 Content Database has been migrated but SharePoint is still trying to access the old Database server

We had a legacy SharePoint 2007 which was using an old version of SQL Database. The Content Database was then migrated to a different SQL Server that was running on a newer version. This has caused ...
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You cannot call a method on Null valued expression at: $File = $Web.GetFile([Guid]$Result.Id)

I have queried AllDocs table using Powershell and can see GUID values of Id, SiteId and WebId, But I am getting Error: You cannot call a method on Null valued expression at this line below: $File = $...
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Storing data to a separate SQL database instead of content database

Our team is planning to move away from storing to SharePoint content database and save the data instead to an own designed SQL database. The goal is to use SharePoint just as an interface. My task is ...
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Upgrade-SPContentDatabase fails after installing updates

After installing the latest Cumulative Update for SharePoint 2016, I tried to upgrade content database but It gives an error each time. 100.00% : SPContentDatabase Name=WSS_Content Finalizing the ...
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How to programmatically upload file to host named site collections?

I am new to SharePoint, I want to know how host named site collections, path based site collections, and their files are stored in SharePoint databases. How to upload files to host named site ...
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Setting up a “garage sale” on sharepoint

Our company is looking to sell a number of retired electronics (computers, etc). Previously we would have someone manually monitor and make sales, however this has proven to be inefficient in a large ...
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Remove MS Project Server from SharePoint 2016

Background: We are currently running SharePoint 2016 Enterprise. We also apply the monthly cumulative patches every month as well. After the patches are applied we run the “ps config” using this ...
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Can we use SQL Server 2016 for SharePoint 2013?

I have a SharePoint 2013 Foundation single server farm. My current SQL version is "SQL Server 2008 R2". I have another server with SQL Server 2016 version and I want to move all content databases to ...
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Cannot Delete content Database (having no sites) using SSOM SharePoint 2019

I'm trying to delete a content database (having no sites) using below code: _oDB.Delete(); where "_oDB" is object of SPContentDatabase and the content database exists. However, I'm getting below ...
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Is it possible to create site collection after creating new content database in Sharepoint 2019 CSOM (C#)?

I'm working on SharePoint 2019 environment. I have just created site collection programmatically (CSOM) using MSDN Link However, I want to create a content database through CSOM and point this newly ...
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Migration of SharePoint 2013 to SharePoint 2016 [closed]

After Mounting the database on SharePoint 2016, below is an error I'm getting: Could not load file or assembly 'VDR_Mail_Event_Solution, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=...
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migration sharepoint 2010 to 2013

I try to migrate site collection from SharePoint 2010 to 2013. But I can't see my site in the new URL, I have a default SharePoint site. PS C:\Users\svc-bpm-sysadmin> Test-SPSite -Identity http://...
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Restoring a database on multiple server architecture with two front end servers

I am having a multiserver architecture with two front end servers. I want to restore a content database in one of the web application and it should reflect on both the site collections. But when i ...
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Error “Move-SPSite : Execution Timeout Expired.”

I want to move a 30GB Site Collection to another content database. This should be done with PowerShell with the Move-SPSite command. After about 40 Minutes the job stops with the following error ...
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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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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 ...
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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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