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Identifying unused Database in SharePoint 2007 and WSS 3.0 ?

Posted on 2014-03-27
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Hi All,

How to determine which database is still in use by the SharePoint Server 2007 from:

Central Administration > Operations > Servers in Farm    

to see which one that I can delete or remove without causing any problem with the Sharepoint site.
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Try going into the backup/restore area of central admin and select perform a backup. You'll see a list of the SP databases here. Then you can cancel out of the backup.

You can use powershell for this in 2010 but I don't know about 2007/2003
Can't hurt to try...
Open  powershell on the sharepoint server (web front end or app server, not DB server unless you have a single server farm)

add-pssnapin microsoft.sharepoint.powershell
Get-SPDatabase | Sort-Object disksizerequired -desc | Format-Table Name
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Yes, you are right man... if the database is not in use, it won't be listed under the complete SharePoint farm backup.
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