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Upgrading to PS2013 - Which Content Database to use? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm in the process of trying to setup a proof of concept for PS2013 and have been using the MPSE book up to this point to set everything  up. I'm up to the point where you migrate/update the databases and have run into a problem. According to the instructions, you are supposed to make copies of the draft, published, reporting, archive, and content databases. The first four no problem, but I'm seeing two content databases. One is WSS_Content and one is WSS_Content with a GUID behind it

    How can I tell which one to use? I'm primarily a front end guy who's been tasked with this and don't know much about SQL Server 2012. Any help here on how to identify which one to use for the restore would be greatly appreciated. 


    Rick Frisby

    Friday, June 26, 2015 4:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi Rick,

    You would need to access the SharePoint Central Admin and, under the Application Management, check the Manage Content Databases. Here select the web application hosting your PWA instance so you can identify the correct content database.

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by Rick VF Friday, June 26, 2015 6:13 PM
    Friday, June 26, 2015 4:59 PM

All replies

  • Hi Rick,

    You would need to access the SharePoint Central Admin and, under the Application Management, check the Manage Content Databases. Here select the web application hosting your PWA instance so you can identify the correct content database.

    Hope this helps

    Paul

    • Marked as answer by Rick VF Friday, June 26, 2015 6:13 PM
    Friday, June 26, 2015 4:59 PM
  • Doh! I should have know that. Too busy working in the new app to go check the old for the db. Thanks for quick reply. Much appreciated :)

    Rick Frisby

    Friday, June 26, 2015 6:17 PM