Author Archives: Sameer Shah

Structure your Externalized BLOBs using Multi-Tiered Storage

It is an established industry observation that the data loses its value as it gets older. A fair estimate reveals that in a typical environment, the active data constitutes only 2-4%, aging data is close to 10% and the rest … Continue reading

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Use SharePoint Blob Caching for Performance Boost

I have written on a number of occasions on the way BLOBs are treated by the SharePoint/SQL Server combo and why it is important to separate the BLOBs out from the content metadata. One aspect of BLOB management is their … Continue reading

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Backup and Restore of SharePoint Elements: Order is the Key

Taking regular backups of SharePoint is an important aspect of SharePoint Administration as the granular recovery of the SharePoint items is a core part of an administrator’s job. The backup and recovery challenges which accompany the growing volume of SharePoint … Continue reading

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SharePoint Backup and Recovery: From troubles to bliss

With ever-increasing number of documents added to SharePoint repositories, one challenge seems to be growing and that is the amount of time it takes to complete SharePoint backups. Larger SharePoint databases due to BLOB storage in them are resulting in … Continue reading

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Use SharePoint Storage Wisely by Externalizing BLOBs

SQL Server is a great database but like all other relational databases, it wasn’t designed to store BLOBs. And ironically SQL Server is the main SharePoint storage even though a large portion of SharePoint data is documents that are stored … Continue reading

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External vs. Remote BLOB Storage

In my various blog posts on SharePoint Storage I have highlighted the fact that SQL Server is not the right place to carry heavy payload of SharePoint unstructured data called BLOBs. This is because the BLOB storage in SQL Server … Continue reading

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