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Content Database for Sharepoint

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Does the data for sites are stored in a content database ?

Suppose I have another content database "LONDON" beside default content database "WSS_Content" where the web application http://portal/ is mounted.

Can I mount the content database "LONDON" under http://portal/sites/london, or I need to create another web application (eg. http://portal:8088) and mount the content database under the new web application ?

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Hi AxisHK,

The content database in SharePoint is associated to Web-Application and can hold a certain number of Site-Collections inside it.
You are correct here, that you need to create a new web-application to mount your other content Database (e.g. LONDON).
I am sharing a link which has some good FAQs and Powershell commands to help you.
http://sharepointrelated.com/2012/07/11/content-database-infrastructure-design-and-faq-sharepoint-2010/

Happy to help. Enjoy!!

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Tks.

One question, a web application hosts several content database but a site can only be assigned to one web application, correct ?

Why the https://portal.contoso.com be mounted to two different contentDB, intranet_ContentDB & HR_ContentDB ?

How to does it work ?
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