In SharePoint 2010,
content databases are the heart of an organization's data. This is where
all the site content information, such as documents, list data, and web
part properties, is stored. By default, the content database is set up
with parameters that may not be optimal to your organization.
Thankfully, these parameters
can be changed and tweaked to fit your installation. It is important to
note what can be changed and the ramifications of the change. In this
recipe, you will be exposed to the parameters and the possible changes
that can be made.
Ensure that you are a member of
the Farm Administrators SharePoint group on the computer accessing the
Central Administration site.
How to do it...
1. Open Central Administration. Under the Databases section, click Manage Content Databases. A listing of content databases will be shown in blue.
Click on the content database whose parameter you wish to change. The
screen with the parameters to be changed will appear. The items that can
be changed are:
3. Make the appropriate changes and click OK.
How it works...
Remove Content Database:
This section allows the administrator to disassociate the content
database from the web application. It does not delete the content
database from the SQL Server. The data is still available and untouched.
Any content in the site collections, contained in the content database,
will no longer be accessible. Refer to the next screenshot: