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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By : Peter Serzo
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Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook

By: Peter Serzo

Overview of this book

Collaboration and content management are the major business needs of every organization in this increasingly global and connected environment. Microsoft SharePoint is a solution to these needs that offers a software platform that facilitates collaboration and provides content management features for the effective implementation of business processes. With a vast amount of functionality available with SharePoint, it is easy to get confused in carrying out administrative tasks. Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook starts off by demonstrating the various upgrading and post-upgrading tasks to be performed in SharePoint 2010. Next come recipes for managing SharePoint service-level applications and for monitoring the SharePoint environment. The book introduces one of the best new tools that should be in your arsenal, PowerShell, and the commands you will need to script your tasks with Powershell. Collaboration and content management are the most important features of SharePoint and this book contains many recipes that focus on improving them. Enterprise monitoring and reporting are also covered in detail so that you can ensure that your SharePoint implementation is up and running all the time. You will find recipes to manage and customize SharePoint Search. When you are half way through the book, you will explore more advanced and interesting topics such as customizing and securing the SharePoint environment. You will learn to extend SharePoint to include features similar to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Lastly, the book covers backup and recovery solutions for SharePoint so that you can ensure that your system is protected from data loss and virus attacks.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Cookbook
About the Author
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Migrating a site collection

Moving a site collection to another content database is a task that is incumbent upon a SharePoint Farm Administrator. There are several reasons why this may need to be done:

  • We may need to combine several site collections under one content database

  • The site collection is getting too large and must be moved to new content database

This is going to be shown via PowerShell. The strength of this method is that it facilitates the scripting of tasks that are considered repetitive. In this way, administrators can create scripts to move more than one site collection at a time.

Getting ready

User must have access to one of the servers running PowerShell 2.0 and should be a member of the WSS_ADMIN_WPG on the local computer. User must also be a member of the db_owner database role and the SharePoint_Shell_Access role in the following databases:

  • Source content database

  • Administration content database

  • Destination content database

  • Configuration database

There must be an existing...