Extending SharePoint 2010 site to another content database

I have a SharePoint 2010 deployment that currently only contains one content database and a single site colleciton.

I added a second content database and created a site collection for it.  Then I successfuly imported sites under the new content database/site collection. I can navigate to the new content. However, I cannot do so from within the original top site (Original content database/site collection).  Did I miss something?  Should I have extended the application so that the two content databases behave as if they are part of a single application? They behave like two separate applications.



Ultimately, what I am trying to do is have the content and resources behave as if they are all comming from a single source.
Michael CarrilloInformation Systems ManagerAsked:
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It looks like when you created the second DB you would have created another web application, hence the behaviour you describe.

Just go to central admin -> Manage Content Databases
and add an extra database to your first site collection.
Michael CarrilloInformation Systems ManagerAuthor Commented:
In Central Admin, I did not create another web application.  What I did was go to
CA|Application Management|Manage Content Database. Then I clicked the 'Web Application'
and selected 'Change web application'.  From there I selected my Production Web application.
This displayed that I only had one content database; 'PROD_Content'.
So I clicked the 'Add a content database' link. Ensured that my selected web application was
correct. Changed the defaulted Database Name to 'PROD_Content_1'. Kept all other value as default and clicked OK.

Then I selected my primary content database; PROD_Content. Clicked the Database status and changed it to 'Off line'. Then Clicked OK.

Afterwards, I created a site collection (confirmed that it was in the new content database' PROD_Content_1') and imported my site. But as stated previously, I cannot navigate to the new site colleciton from within my Primary application.
If you have moved the content to a seperate site collection then you will have to create your own link to it manually from the first site collection.  There is no longer any topological relationship there.  Have I misunderstood the question?

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Michael CarrilloInformation Systems ManagerAuthor Commented:
Sometimes simple solutions are the hardest to see.
Thanks Again!
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