Get-SPContentDatabase

Returns one or more content databases.

Syntax

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

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 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=187810).

The Get-SPContentDatabase cmdlet returns the specified content databases.

For permissions and the most current information about Windows PowerShell for SharePoint Products, see the online documentation at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831 (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=251831).

Examples

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

PS C:\>Get-SPContentDatabase -WebApplication http://webAppUrl

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

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

PS C:\>Get-SPContentDatabase -Site http://siteUrl

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

Required Parameters

-ConnectAsUnattachedDatabase

Specifies that only unattached databases in the farm are returned.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DatabaseName

Specifies the name of the database in the farm.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DatabaseServer

Specifies the name of the database server in the farm.

Type:String
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Site

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.

Type:SPSitePipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-WebApplication

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.

Type:SPWebApplicationPipeBind
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016

Optional Parameters

-AssignmentCollection

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.

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.

Type:SPAssignmentCollection
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-DatabaseCredentials

Specifies the PSCredential object that contains the user name and password to be used for database SQL Server Authentication.

The type must be a valid PSCredential object.

Type:PSCredential
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-Identity

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.

Type:SPContentDatabasePipeBind
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByValue)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Server 2013, SharePoint Server 2016
-NoStatusFilter

Specifies whether a status filter is turned on.

The valid values are True or False. The default value is False.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:SharePoint Server 2016