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How can manage SharePoint Content Database with PowerShell

By krishna on 5/10/2016

The content database is probably important database in SharePoint Server 2013. The following cmdlet in PowerShell to manage content database.

Getting setup to use PowerShell to manage content databases

  • Get-SPContentDatabase - get information about content database(s).

 

               Example Get-SPContentDatabase -webapplication http://sitename

 

  • New-SPContentDatabase - create a new content database in a web application.

 

Example : New-SPContentDatabase "MyDatabase" -DatabaseServer "MyServer" -WebApplication http://sitename

 

  • Dismount-SPContentDatabase - detach a content database from a web application.

 

Example : Dismount-SPContentDatabase 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890abcdef

 

  • Mount-SPContentDatabase - attach a content database to a web application.

 

Example : Mount-SPContentDatabase "MyDatabase" -DatabaseServer "MyServer" -WebApplication http://sitename

 

  • Remove-SPContentDatabase - detach a content database from a web application and drop the database from the SQL Server instance; be careful with this one!

 

Example : Get-SPContentDatabase 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890abcdef | Remove-SPContentDatabase

 

  • Set-SPContentDatabase - set properties of a content database
Example : Get-SPContentDatabase http://contoso.com | Set-SPContentDatabase -MaxSiteCount 1

 

  • Test-SPContentDatabase - test a content database against a web application to see if all of the customizations in the content database are in the web application.

 

Test-SPContentDatabase -name WSS_Content_DB -webapplication http://sitename
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