Category Archives: SharePoint Storage

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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Reduce Cost with SharePoint Archiving

SharePoint Archiving is an attraction for SharePoint users. SharePoint is a document centric product and the number of documents grows very rapidly in medium to large size company. Even after externalizing all the documents or BLOBs, the amount of storage needed … 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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