Questions on SharePoint 2010 Databases

What's the maximum size for a SharePoint database? This is a very common question across the board. Microsoft's documentation┬árecommends a maximum of 200GB per content database. This isn't a limitation, just a recommendation. They are recommending this level due to performance and maintenance considerations. When your database gets much larger than that, there are some... Continue Reading →


Storing your SharePoint files outside of the database (RBS)

A new feature provided with SQL Server R2 is the ability to save your BLOBs (binary large objects)(the files you upload into SharePoint) to be stored outside of the content database and in the server's file system. This functionality is called Remote BLOB Storage (RBS). I've had a few of customers ask for this on... Continue Reading →


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