Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
The Add Content
USING AN EXISTING CONTENT DATABASE
It’s possible to use an existing content database. It could be one that was previously removed from
a web application, or it could simply have not been deleted when its web application was deleted.
In some cases, when the web application becomes horribly corrupt and unusable, you could be
forced to remove it—but, of course, that would never happen.
If you want to bring a preexisting content database back online and resurrect the sites contained in
the database, you can do so by creating a new web application and entering the content database
in the Database Name And Authentication section.