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SPContentDatabase.CreateUnattachedContentDatabase Method (String, String, String, String)

Creates a content database object, by using the specified connection information, without registering it in the configuration database of the farm.

Namespace:  Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration
Assembly:  Microsoft.SharePoint (in Microsoft.SharePoint.dll)
Available in Sandboxed Solutions: No

public static SPContentDatabase CreateUnattachedContentDatabase(
	string databaseInstanceServer,
	string databaseName,
	string username,
	string password
)

Parameters

databaseInstanceServer
Type: System.String
The name of the database instance, such as Server/Microsoft##SSEEMirror, not the name of the physical server that is hosting it.
databaseName
Type: System.String
The name of the database.
username
Type: System.String
The user name that will login to the database.
password
Type: System.String
The password of the user.

Return Value

Type: Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPContentDatabase
The content database.

Typically, unattached content databases are used for data recovery scenarios and to get orphaned site collections and sites.

If SQL authentication is not being used, then username and password can be a null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or empty strings.

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