Category Archives: SharePoint Storage

How to Integrate SharePoint with File Share Documents

SharePoint is without a doubt the most popular Content Management System (CMS) because of its centralized administration searching, indexing, workflows, and other powerful and easy to use features. Additionally, SharePoint is most often used as a document repository by companies. … Continue reading

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BLOBs Management on Remote Storage

Organizing SharePoint Content on remote storage locations after externalization is an important part of a typical day’s job of a SharePoint administrator. With as diverse options as Cloud based storage making inroads in our daily lives, it is not an … Continue reading

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Top 10 Must Have Features for Blob Externalization

I have written extensively about the benefits of externalization. And, in my opinion, there is no denying that BLOB externalization offers you a panacea to your SQL Server related BLOB storage worries. After weighing the relative benefits and costs of … Continue reading

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Using Windows Azure for smarter BLOBs storage

Windows Azure Platform consists of three product brands. These are Windows Azure (an operating system providing scalable compute and storage facilities), SQL Azure (a cloud-based, scale-out version of SQL Server) and Windows Azure AppFabric. Unstructured data or BLOB storage is … Continue reading

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How to Archive SharePoint Documents for Compliance

Organizations are often faced with the challenge of storing and retaining documents for compliance purposes for varying durations. Dealing with SEC, HIPAA, SOX, or DOD compliance requirements call for a reliable archiving and retention storage architecture. Administrators cannot afford any … Continue reading

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How to Reduce SharePoint Storage Cost with BLOB Offloading

Data loses its value as it gets older. The reference data which is less frequently used grows exponentially as compared to active data with the passage of time. Treating all this data alike has a negative impact on the costs … Continue reading

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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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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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