I have a SQL database server for the SharePoint 2013 on-premise site. The amount of BLOB data is huge which is slowing down the SQL server and hampering system's performance. I want to migrate and store all BLOBs from content database to file system and give user read/write permission.

How can I do that? What are the challenges? Is there any negative impact of doing it?

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We suggest you use SharePoint Server together with Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and SQL Server to optimize database storage resources.

More information for your reference:



  • Microsoft's RBS has severe limitations (database + content cannot exceed 200GB) and was not designed for performance but rather for the transition from WID to SQL Express. Do not use Microsoft's RBS as a performance 'solution'.
    – user6024
    Commented May 25, 2021 at 14:08
  • @TrevorSeward thanks for sharing Commented May 27, 2021 at 3:15

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