Sharepoint Power Shell Create a Site Collection in a Specific Data Base

By default, Site collections are created on the web application database. If you want to create a Site Collection in a diferent database, you can use the following Script:

#Create the Database

New-SPContentDatabase -Name New_Content_DB  -WebApplication http://myWebApplication

#Create the Site Collection

New-SPSite http://myWebApplication/newSite -OwnerAlias <owner account name including domain name e.g.domain\username> -ContentDatabase New_Content_DB -Name <Name of your site collection> -Description <Description of site collection> -Template “STS#0”

Reference: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff607937.aspx

You should also configure your WebApplication Paths to be able to create your site collection in a specific url.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261845.aspx#section1

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