Sunday, June 28, 2009

[WSSv3\MOSS] Shortcoming in stsadm MergeContentDbs - does not support multiple SQL instances

In our environment we have multiple SQL instances that host the content databases. Just tried to copy a site collection from one content database on one SQL instance to another content database on a different SQL instance. Unfortunately I got the following message:

"The databases need to be on the same database server in order to combine them"

It looks like the command does not support multiple SQL instances, which would be a real shortcoming.

2 comments:

Mina Samy said...

Hi Yorick
have you figured this out.
I have the same scenario and don't know what to do
thanks

Yorick said...

I have talked to a MS engineer about this issue and he confirmed that this issue is "as designed". They was Microsoft has build this tool, both databases have to be on the same database server......unfortunately.

Regards,

Yorick