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M A N A G E S E R V I C E S O N S E R V E R
This setting takes you to the Manage Services on Server page, which is also, more appropriately,
located under System Settings. This page lists all the surfaced services running on the server,
most of which can be started or stopped from the page, and a few can configured from there.
Databases
This subcategory contains the settings links for managing content databases for web
applications, setting the default database for the server farm, and, strangely, configuring data retrieval
(which doesn’t have much in the way of administrative control from the GUI).
M A N A G E C O N T E N T D A T A B A S E S
The page for this setting doesn’t have a ribbon bar and simply supports one action link and a
Web Application drop-down (Figure 11.31). You can either add a new content database to the
selected web application (displayed in the Web Application drop-down) or click a content
database listed for a web application and manage its settings.
You can have more than one database per web application, so it stands to reason that there
would need to be a list of them somewhere.
On this surprisingly wide page, displayed with the database name (or names, if the selected web
application has more than one database) is the database status, whether or not it’s set to read-only,
the Timer job server (if there is one selected) for the database, the current number of site collections
in it, and the maximum number of site collections for the database as well as its notification level.
FIGURE 11.31
The Manage
Content
Databases page
To change those settings listed, click the name of the database you want to modify. This
will open the Manage Content Database Settings page (Figure 11.32) for that database. On that
page, you can check the database’s status (it will match what was listed on the Manage Content
Databases page), its version and updates, the selected servers for SQL failover, search, and
workflow timer job, as well as both the maximum number of site collections it can contain before
being notified and the maximum before the database is taken ofline. The database can also be
removed from the web application from this Manage Content Database Settings page. For more
step-by-step details concerning managing content databases, see Chapter 10.
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