Short answer, the quote above does say RBS and the content database must not exceed the limit. Not just the content DB when RBS is used.
Database size is such a gray area with SharePoint. MS's recommendation of 200GB is to ease the maintenance of the database.
"Content databases exceeding 200 GB and up to 4 TB support much of the
same flexibility as ...
Whilst a content database can contain more than one site collection. A site collection however, can contain only one content database. RBS can be used to prevent database growth as it stores data in physical location. See more about RBS here:
No, You cant have one site collections in more than one content DB.
Yes, you can use the RBS to increase the database storage.
If your site collection grow beyond the 200GB(i am guessing you hreach 200GB not 4Tb) limit, i would highly recommend that perform the cleanup operation on the site collection and delete the unwanted stuff. Or split the site into ...
IMO, you should definitely use RBS because majority of files are larger than 1MB. In your case, your DB can further grow exceptionally large because of all the binary large object (BLOB) data. And, Reading and writing BLOBs, as well as other relational data, can slow down SQL Server performance because it’s not the ideal place for storing BLOBs. By using RBS ...
It sounds like you're using the ItemUpdated event. If you used ItemUpdating I believe you could modify the AfterProperties instead of performing a second update.
This may be of use to you: NBSP: Event Receivers
Start Command Prompt using the Run as administrator option.
msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS.msi TRUSTSERVERCERTIFICATE=true
FILEGROUP=PRIMARY DBNAME="SP_Content" DBINSTANCE="SP2010-WFE1"
to Confirm the installation of RBS,
open rbs_install_Log.txt, and then ...
While externalizing BLOBs may solve some of your performance concerns it doesn't sound like it is going to solve your core problem which is the amount of content and speed that you are throwing this content into SharePoint. Make sure you heavily review your architecture to ensure you are supporting the database IOPS required as well as understand the ...
This is configured via SharePoint per content database (RBS is per content database).
$contentdb = Get-SPContentDatabase –WebApplication http://yourweburl
$rbs = $coontentdb.RemoteBlobStorageSettings
$rbs.MinimumBlobStorageSize = <size in bytes>
That is right msft recommend 200gb size of content DB but it is not hard limit, you can go upto 4 TB or even more if you have all required hardware which mentioned in technet.
If your DB growth setting is not restricted and have plenty of space on dB server's data drive then sharepoint will continue....it will only stop if your database caped to 200gb.
Note: You cannot enable FILESTREAM on a 32-bit version of SQL Server running on a 64-bit OS
Please go over the steps for enabling FILESTREAM, maybe you missed a step.
This is how I would enable FILESTREAM for SQL Server 2008 R2:
On the Start menu, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, point to Configuration Tools, and then click ...
This is RBS maintainer which role is clean the Blob (data deleted from SharePoint also removed from BLOB). This can be run from any machine that has access to the DB and the blob store(s).
TO clean up you have to schedule a task and yes you have to add a connection string for each content database.
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 ...
Quote from Technet:
RBS includes a FILESTREAM provider that lets you use RBS to store BLOBs on an instance of SQL Server. If you want use RBS to store BLOBs in a different storage solution, you have to use a third party RBS provider developed for that storage solution
In other words: If you use FILESTREAM, you can store BLOBs only to a disk that appears as ...
What you mean by document storage.
If you want to store documents in SharePoint then you can use the Document Library to store document or assets library to store video, images etc.
But you are talking about the back-end storage than everything in SharePoint store into the Content Database. their is another method to store data into file system using the ...
Even if it was available in the online versions, Remote Blob Storage would just offload the files to the file system of the SharePoint servers (or wherever MS would deem appropriate), not keep them locally.
In conjunction Wictor's suggestion, you could also try to use a Page Viewer web part and point it to the local file share. This will surface the files ...
There is no possibility for any kind of custom Remote Blob Storage for Office 365. You must use an on-premises service such as SharePoint 2013 or file shares locally.
You could build a SharePoint App that Surfaces the data/links to your on-premises data.
I don't see why not. I havn't tried myself, but as long as you put your VMs and storage accounts in same affinity group, I would assume that Azure's internal disks are fast enough to be wihtin the 20ms latency requirement, but a test would be the only way to know for sure. Also be sure to look into striping your disks if you want to obtain good IOPS. Read ...
I would say that the problem isn't a SharePoint problem (SharePoint is really speaking just a ASP.Net website reading and writing to a SQL database), but more of a SQL Problem.
I found a good article where Microsoft did some research on the topic. Read here: http://research.microsoft.com/pubs/64525/tr-2006-45.pdf
I successfully migrated RBS enabled database into new cluster. This article was very helpful:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd283097.aspx. It is very important to take note of the filestream provider name. Then you can detach database, and copy primary file, log file and BLOB storage folder to new server and attach.
It is also important to ...
Yes, you can upgrade your SQL Server after you install SP 2010. You can even start off by using SQL Server 2008 R2 Express then upgrade to higher editions. But, your job is made easier if you start up with SQL 2008 R2, then install SP 2010.
Make sure you back up you databases before proceeding.
Solved my issue.. i checked the user context which my sharepoint web application is running. i thought it was another user than it really was. so i checked the rights for this user on my DB... obviously there were none.. so i set them up and at least this error was solved.
Also, if not already enabled, you may want to enable BLOB Caching on the WFE servers. This will not improve upload performance, but it will help in downloads by storing frequently used data into the WFE servers memory (saving you a round trip to the DB).
Steps 1 thru 5 are applicable when you set up RBS for the first time.
For additional site collections all you have to do is follow step 2 and 4 (per Microsoft's Tech Support). I had a open ticket with them and ask them if they would clarify this for me. After exchanging 7 emails they agreed that only step 2 and 4 is necessary for additional site ...
Edit: rereading it, your right to question it!
It looks like you need to run the command again with your second content database.
Frankly that's really terrible language on Microsoft's part, as I believe they are trying to explain that there is only one instance of the install even though you run the configuration command multiple times.
I spend 4 days settings this up at an environment. Very important to notice when you are troubleshooting the RBS.
Do not - EVER - use $rbss.Disable() on your database in SP Shell because this causes your database to be corrupt for RBS-usage.
You can save yourself by restoring the database back-up which (I hope) you created before installing RBS.
When you ...
This is really one of those "it depends" type of questions.
If you are targeting performance, Accessing files 256KB or LESS is generally better via DB, and anything larger can be externalized.
Plan for RBS:
In addition to above MS has this whitepaper on SQL performance of RBS:
It is possible to build a control that uses a BLOB CDN in the backend and serve up within SharePoint. My company has built a 3rd party solution to this issue. Feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not found a solution yet.