Thursday, May 16, 2013

How to create a new Site Collection in a new Content Database from Central Administration


Please note that I am performing the below exercise on SharePoint 2013.

I am breaking this activity into two:

a) Creating a new content database
b) Creating a new site collection in the newly created content database

Creating a new content database

1) Browse to Central Administration -> Application Management -> Databases -> Manage Content Databases (Page Name - CNTDBADM.aspx)


2) Choose the web application (where you are going to create the site collection) from the drop down. Make sure all existing databases show the status as Stopped. If not click on the database that is in Started state and change the Database status to Offline. Click OK



3) Back to Content Databases page (CNTDBADM.aspx). Click on Add a content database
4) Enter the details: Database Server, Database Name .Click OK




5) The new content database would be listed in your Content Database page and status would be Started

Creating a new site collection in the newly created content database

1) Browse to Central Administration ->Application Management ->Site Collections ->Create site collections.
2) Choose the web application (where you are going to create the site collection) from the drop down.
3) Enter the details : Title ,Description ,URL ,Select Experience Version ,Select a template ,Primary and Secondary site Collection Administrator ,Quota Template(if any).click OK.
4) Site collection would be created in the new content database.

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