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Get-SPContentDatabase

Published: July 16, 2012

Applies to:  SharePoint Foundation 2013 | SharePoint Server 2013 Enterprise 

Returns one or more content databases.

Get-SPContentDatabase [[-Identity] <SPContentDatabasePipeBind>] [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
Get-SPContentDatabase -WebApplication <SPWebApplicationPipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
Get-SPContentDatabase -Site <SPSitePipeBind> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>]
Get-SPContentDatabase -ConnectAsUnattachedDatabase <SwitchParameter> -DatabaseName <String> -DatabaseServer <String> [-AssignmentCollection <SPAssignmentCollection>] [-DatabaseCredentials <PSCredential>]

Parameters

1

Parameter

Required

Type

Description

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPContentDatabasePipeBind

Specifies a specific content database to get.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of a SharePoint content database (for example, SPContentDB1); or an instance of a valid SPContentDatabase object.

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

noteNote:

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

2

Parameter

Required

Type

Description

WebApplication

Required

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPWebApplicationPipeBind

Returns the content databases for the specified Web application.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid name of SharePoint Web application (for example, MyOfficeApp1); or an instance of a valid SPWebApplication object.

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

noteNote:

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

3

Parameter

Required

Type

Description

Site

Required

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPSitePipeBind

Returns the content database for the specified site collection.

The type must be a valid GUID, in the form 12345678-90ab-cdef-1234-567890bcdefgh; a valid URL, in the form http://server_name; or an instance of a valid SPSite object.

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

noteNote:

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

4

Parameter

Required

Type

Description

AssignmentCollection

Optional

Microsoft.SharePoint.PowerShell.SPAssignmentCollection

Manages objects for the purpose of proper disposal. Use of objects, such as SPWeb or SPSite, can use large amounts of memory and use of these objects in Windows PowerShell scripts requires proper memory management. Using the SPAssignment object, you can assign objects to a variable and dispose of the objects after they are needed to free up memory. When SPWeb, SPSite, or SPSiteAdministration objects are used, the objects are automatically disposed of if an assignment collection or the Global parameter is not used.

noteNote:

When the Global parameter is used, all objects are contained in the global store. If objects are not immediately used, or disposed of by using the Stop-SPAssignment command, an out-of-memory scenario can occur.

ConnectAsUnattachedDatabase

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Specifies that only unattached databases in the farm are returned.

Detailed Description

This cmdlet contains more than one parameter set. You may only use parameters from one parameter set, and you may not combine parameters from different parameter sets. For more information about how to use parameter sets, see Cmdlet Parameter Sets.

The Get-SPContentDatabase cmdlet returns the specified content databases.

Input Types

Return Types

Errors

Error Description

Exceptions Description

----------------EXAMPLE 1------------

Get-SPContentDatabase -webapplication http://sitename

This example returns all content databases used by the sitename Web application.

----------------EXAMPLE 2------------

Get-SPContentDatabase -site http://contoso.com

This example returns the content database that contains the site collection at http://contoso.com.

Change History

Date Description

July 16, 2012

Initial publication

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