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Nested site collections w/unique content databases

  Asked By: Dominique    Date: Feb 13    Category: MOSS    Views: 2771

Our MOSS2007 deployment is fairly large w/approx 1800 users,
46 departments and 153 divisions. To facilitate backup and restore,
we want to create multiple content databases, but only maintain a
single site collection at the root (http://myhomepage). I was able to
create multiple sites w/unique content databases, but haven't tested
the restore using a single content database. Is this possible, or am
I missing a concern someone else has faced?

Our environment is Server2003 R2, SQL2005, MOSS Enterprise



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tyron Calderon     Answered On: Feb 13

I suspect this is the case:

http://myhompage is a Web Application, with a site  Collection in the
root (/). This root site collection is an explicit managed path.

The 'sites' you mention, are actually 'site collections'. A Site
Collection cannot span content  databases; it must exist in a single
content database. A content database can host any number of Site
Collections. You can backup at the Farm, Web App, content DB, or Site
collection levels.

If you don't already have one, you might want to read the Disaster
Recovery, site collection, content database, and Web application
sections of the Microsoft Press SharePoint books.

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