Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Database Information A content database can be in two states: Ready and Ofline.
The default setting is Ready, which allows new sites to be created in the content database.
Obviously, you’ll want this if you plan to add site collections to the web application, and this
is the only content database for that web application.
The other setting is Ofline. This prevents any new site collections from being created in
the content database. Existing site collections can still be used, and new subsites can be
created within that collection, but the limit has been reached, and no more new site collections
can be added.