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You only need SQL Enterprise if your BLOB store location is remote to the SQL Server or put another way, somewhere other than where you are storing your content DBs.


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Short answer, the quote above does say RBS and the content database must not exceed the limit. Not just the content DB when RBS is used. Database size is such a gray area with SharePoint. MS's recommendation of 200GB is to ease the maintenance of the database. "Content databases exceeding 200 GB and up to 4 TB support much of the same flexibility as ...


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No, SharePoint will take care of that internally for you.


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IMO, you should definitely use RBS because majority of files are larger than 1MB. In your case, your DB can further grow exceptionally large because of all the binary large object (BLOB) data. And, Reading and writing BLOBs, as well as other relational data, can slow down SQL Server performance because it’s not the ideal place for storing BLOBs. By using RBS ...


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We have a web application dedicated for serving up files and this is what I can tell you from my experience. The design of the web app is to house executables, license codes, and installation guides, so pretty similar to your requirements. The executables can range from 4MB to 1.5 GB with guides in the 200k range. Under normal load, there aren't too many ...


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With RBS FILESTREAM the only filter you have available to you is size. There is no list item context when a BLOB externalized, so file type and other filters are not natively available. Additionally, the file name and extension will not be promoted to the BLOB store...you'd see something like \server\blobstore\GUID instead of an actual filename. Different ...


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What is the purpose behind the table? Accessing the BLOB data directly outside of the SP API is not supported. That being said, MS has a sample RBS implementation and details how it works which may help you out. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc905212(v=sql.100).aspx


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While externalizing BLOBs may solve some of your performance concerns it doesn't sound like it is going to solve your core problem which is the amount of content and speed that you are throwing this content into SharePoint. Make sure you heavily review your architecture to ensure you are supporting the database IOPS required as well as understand the ...


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Start Command Prompt using the Run as administrator option. msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS.msi TRUSTSERVERCERTIFICATE=true FILEGROUP=PRIMARY DBNAME="SP_Content" DBINSTANCE="SP2010-WFE1" FILESTREAMFILEGROUP=RBSFilestreamProvider FILESTREAMSTORENAME=FilestreamProvider_1 to Confirm the installation of RBS, open rbs_install_Log.txt, and then ...


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I had the same issue, run the RBS_x64.msi directly (double click on it). It'll walk through a wizard and create everything you need. HTH


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Note: You cannot enable FILESTREAM on a 32-bit version of SQL Server running on a 64-bit OS Please go over the steps for enabling FILESTREAM, maybe you missed a step. This is how I would enable FILESTREAM for SQL Server 2008 R2: On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, point to Configuration Tools, and then click ...


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If you have very basic requirements then the RBS FILESTREAM provider may be sufficient, but it really is a very limited capability. I would also caution you against the idea that it is "built in". It's every bit an add-on as a 3rd party would be and is completely administered via PowerShell...no Central Admin UI at all. If you're not concerned with saving ...


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This is configured via SharePoint per content database (RBS is per content database). $contentdb = Get-SPContentDatabase –WebApplication http://yourweburl $rbs = $coontentdb.RemoteBlobStorageSettings $rbs.MinimumBlobStorageSize = <size in bytes>


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It sounds like you're using the ItemUpdated event. If you used ItemUpdating I believe you could modify the AfterProperties instead of performing a second update. This may be of use to you: NBSP: Event Receivers


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That is right msft recommend 200gb size of content DB but it is not hard limit, you can go upto 4 TB or even more if you have all required hardware which mentioned in technet. If your DB growth setting is not restricted and have plenty of space on dB server's data drive then sharepoint will continue....it will only stop if your database caped to 200gb. I ...


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Yes, you can upgrade your SQL Server after you install SP 2010. You can even start off by using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express then upgrade to higher editions. But, your job is made easier if you start up with SQL 2008 R2, then install SP 2010. Make sure you back up you databases before proceeding.


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Solved my issue.. i checked the user context which my sharepoint web application is running. i thought it was another user than it really was. so i checked the rights for this user on my DB... obviously there were none.. so i set them up and at least this error was solved.


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Also, if not already enabled, you may want to enable BLOB Caching on the WFE servers. This will not improve upload performance, but it will help in downloads by storing frequently used data into the WFE servers memory (saving you a round trip to the DB).


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Bill, Steps 1 thru 5 are applicable when you set up RBS for the first time. For additional site collections all you have to do is follow step 2 and 4 (per Microsoft's Tech Support). I had a open ticket with them and ask them if they would clarify this for me. After exchanging 7 emails they agreed that only step 2 and 4 is necessary for additional site ...


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Edit: rereading it, your right to question it! It looks like you need to run the command again with your second content database. Frankly that's really terrible language on Microsoft's part, as I believe they are trying to explain that there is only one instance of the install even though you run the configuration command multiple times.


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I have discovered that running the msiexec via command prompt didn't work. I double clicked on it and ran through the wizard, worked great after that!


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If you have InfoPath licensed, that is certainly a decent way to go for building input forms, but building them with Visual Studio in VB or C# is not a monumental task either: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb418732(v=office.12).aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/cjohnson/archive/2006/09/05/application-development-on-moss-2007-amp-wss-v3.aspx ...


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This is really one of those "it depends" type of questions. If you are targeting performance, Accessing files 256KB or LESS is generally better via DB, and anything larger can be externalized. Plan for RBS: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff628583.aspx In addition to above MS has this whitepaper on SQL performance of RBS: ...


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It is possible to build a control that uses a BLOB CDN in the backend and serve up within SharePoint. My company has built a 3rd party solution to this issue. Feel free to reach out to me at brandong@attunix.com if you have not found a solution yet.


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You wont be able to guarantee or even control performance unless you own all the connections. It is possibly to increase your chances of success by adding WAN optimizer at your locations, such as Riverbed devices. You may also be able to achieve similar benefit at less cost if you utilize proxies at remote locations that can pre-fetch your large object and ...


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There really is very little you can do to overcome the challenges of a global SharePoint deployment when it comes to the handling of large files. Normally we'd talk about a CDN or some other mechanism of using ones geographic context to establish where content should come from (i.e. it would be beneficial to have a user in the U.K. fetch a document from a ...


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We have few offices around the World and SP is not the only system here, because sometimes it is not good enought for our needs. We don't want to store large files on SharePoint at all. Users can upload 50 MB per one file, but it depends. HR and TT departments working with video files, presentations or trainings and we created streaming server for them. Big ...


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So the problem here is that a blob in SQL Server is not hyper-linkable. Your web part can generate a link, but what would the link point to - it has to be a resource a Web Server can actually address. To solve this problem, you need need an intermediary between the hyperlink and the SQL Blog. Example - your web part provides a hyper-link to a custom page ...


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I dont think you are going to find that in RBS. The pointer/stub is stored inside of SQL. You would have to grab that information from the DB to get at it from that level, not from RBS. RBS doesn't care, it just needs to know how to link to the BLOB.


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I would like to add that from my experience I would only recommend rbs and the file stream provider. This is because it provides transactional consistency between the blob store and the database. remote 3rd party providers are not transactional. This is critical.



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