We are currently dealing with a massive content database (2TB!) in our SP2013 farm and are courting RBS as a way to make it more manageable. The majority of the space being used is located on a subsite (not its own site collection), and keeping the files out of SharePoint (i.e. - using a network drive instead) is not an option. Creating a comparable dev environment is also not an option, so I'm looking at a first-time, make-or-break attempt here. As I understand RBS from reading numerous articles, it consists of the following functionality:
- Allows you to specify an alternate location for large files over a certain size
- Said files are still referenced in SharePoint, so the result is seamless to users
Now, that being said, I still have a basic question before I try this. And please keep in mind that I am a total RBS novice here.
What is the expected behavior for the site & files from an admin's perspective once this is turned on via Powershell?
Basically, I've read a ton of stuff on how to enable RBS and roll it back, but I have yet to see anything describe in basic terms what to expect once it's working.