divide content database in MOSS 2007

We have a huge sharepoint farm. Content database gets growing around 500GB and performacne becomes worse.
How can we  divide one content databse in multiple databases?

Thanks in advance.
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Justin SmithConnect With a Mentor Sr. System EngineerCommented:
Add more content db's to your web app through Central Admin.  Then use the stsadm -o mergecontentdb to move site collections between the db's.  If you only have one site collection in your app, you can't divide it.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262923(office.12).aspx
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