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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook by Peter Serzo

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Migrating a site collection

Moving a site collection to another content database is a task that is incumbent upon a SharePoint Farm Administrator. There are several reasons why this may need to be done:

  • We may need to combine several site collections under one content database
  • The site collection is getting too large and must be moved to new content database

This is going to be shown via PowerShell. The strength of this method is that it facilitates the scripting of tasks that are considered repetitive. In this way, administrators can create scripts to move more than one site collection at a time.

Getting ready

User must have access to one of the servers running PowerShell 2.0 and should be a member of the WSS_ADMIN_WPG on the local computer. User ...

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