We have to implement the RBS in SharePoint 2013 and we don't want to use any third party. Can we use RBS without third party in a Production environment? Thanks.
It is possible to implement RBS without a 3rd party solution. The provider from Microsoft is called FILESTREAM and gets shipped with SQL-Server.
Please consider the following before implementing any solution to externalize your BLOBs:
- Read the following excellent Technet-Article: Deciding to use RBS in
- Every RBS-Solution (FILESTREAM or 3rd party) requires you to get a
SQL-Server Enterprise license
- If you use FILESTREAM, you can store BLOBs only to a disk that
appears as local hard disk in diskmanagement of Windows (hard disk,
iSCSI disk or FibreChannel disk). If you want to store your BLOBs
elsewhere (FileShare, NFS, ...) you have to buy a 3rd party tool like
AvePoint StorageManager or Metalogix StoragePoint. (Technet)
- RBS adds a lot of complexity to your environment. Especially backup&restore must be planned accordingly as a Database-Backup will no longer cover your BLOBs. Your administrators should fully understand what happens when using RBS to still be able to troubleshoot your farm if something goes wrong. Or get a experienced consultant.