Category Archives: SharePoint RBS

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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Limitations of RBS FileStream Provider

As you know, SharePoint stores all its documents in SQL Server database as BLOBs. But, since SharePoint is a document-heavy product, the SQL Server database very quickly becomes too large to manage and also slows down SharePoint. To handle this, … Continue reading

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Link Legacy Documents to SharePoint without Copying

SharePoint, as the name suggests, means a place to share something. True to its name, SharePoint is essentially a document-centric collaboration platform, supporting sharing of documents, reports, calendars, lists, announcements and other publishable material. However, despite all the niceties, SharePoint … Continue reading

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Bandwidth Throttling Prevents SharePoint Slowdown in BLOB Externalization

I’ve already written about the need to externalize BLOBs in SharePoint and how it reduces your storage cost, improves SharePoint performance, and makes SharePoint database management simpler and easier. So, I hope you’re already convinced about the value of that. … Continue reading

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How to Optimize SharePoint Storage

It’s no secret that SharePoint is an extremely popular product because it offers really useful features for organizations that are trying to share documents and enhance collaboration. But, as you probably know, SharePoint content is by nature very document-centric because … Continue reading

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