I have a situation in my company's environment where site collections are reaching a size of around 500GB. They are used as a repository for documents, so an application stores the documents in there and it's forgotten.
I read the SharePoint Boundaries and Limits documentation and it states that a Content Database and a Site Collection can have unlimited supported size, if certain requirements are met:
- SharePoint Server 2010 sites must be based on Document Center or Records Center site templates.
- Less than 5% of the content in the content database is accessed each month on average, and less than 1% of content is modified or written each month on average.
- Do not use alerts, workflows, link fix-ups, or item level security on any SharePoint Server 2010 objects in the content database.
2 and 3 are ok, but not 1. Since those sites were created a long time ago and nobody thought of that, they were created using regular templates.
So a couple of questions:
Can I change the template? I would think that I can't but it doesn't hurt asking. Google didn't answer me.
What could be the consequences of ignoring recommendation #1, other than losing MS Support?
Is it a good idea to use BLOB?