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There are a couple situations where spawning a new database may be applicable.
While this process can be started from any site, ideally you'll want to spawn a DB from the Replication Server so that all data will be immediately available. Keep in mind that while the database spawns, replication will be down for the whole organization so doing this during off hours is preferred, but not required.
Spawning a New Site Database
Shut down SPM services on the Replication Server
Start the Spawn
Identifying Spawn Files
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