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Can we configure SharePoint so that anytime when a video file is uploaded to SharePoint server it should physically save in a remote storage and not within SharePoint?

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  • Maybe this will help petri.co.il/… Apr 22, 2014 at 8:03
  • No this link is showing configuring of BLOB, I want to restrict other extension rather than video files.
    – RJ Sharepoint Lover
    Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56
  • Take a look at SharePoint Blob Cache technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261797(v=office.15).aspx. Maybe this will help. I'm not sure that you can configure it to remote server though. Apr 22, 2014 at 10:28
  • You got a -1 because of the overload of my spellchecker.
    – Peter Horvath
    Apr 22, 2014 at 12:12
  • Just wondering if you could set up one content DB to use RBS and use Content Organizer to route media files from drop off library(ies) straight to library in site collection that has RBS set up :) Apr 22, 2014 at 13:30

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The Microsoft Remote Blob Storage doesn't have the ability to only upload certain file types, but since most videos are very large files, you can configure RBS to only put files of a certain size into blob storage.

Here's the nitty gritty of it: Since sharepoint 2013 now shreds all blobs into smaller pieces, you video files will be automatically taken apart and put into chunks of 1MB (whereas office documents are put into tiny shreds of 65KB or less). So to get all those large chunks into blob storage, but leave your office docs in SharePoint, you can set the minimum blob storage size to something greater the the blob size of the office docs.

We've set ours to 67KB. Here's the code in powershell to do that:

$cdb = Get-SPContentDatabase Name_of_Content_DB
$rbs = $cdb.RemoteBlobStorageSettings
$rbs.MinimumBlobStorageSize = 67584 #value in bytes
$rbs.Update()

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