Manage RBS in SharePoint 2013
Applies to: SharePoint Foundation 2013, SharePoint Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2015-03-09
Summary:Learn about Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and how to manage RBS in SharePoint 2013.
Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) is an add-on feature pack for SQL Server 2008. RBS is designed to move the storage of binary large objects (BLOBs) from database servers to commodity storage solutions. If the content databases in SharePoint 2013 are 4 gigabytes (GB) or larger, consider using RBS as part of your data storage solution.
The following downloadable resources, articles on TechNet, video recordings, and related resources provide information about managing RBS.
The following articles about managing RBS are available to view online. Writers update articles on a continuing basis as new information becomes available and as users provide feedback.
This article is a conceptual overview of how RBS works with SQL Server 2008 Express and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. It contains important information about RBS features and providers. We strongly recommend that you read this article before you implement RBS.
This article provides information to help you decide whether to use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) in a SharePoint 2013 environment, and if you use RBS, to understand the benefits and costs of using RBS in your environment.
This article describes how to install and configure RBS and implement the FILESTREAM provider for use with SharePoint 2013.
This article describes how to install and configure RBS without using the FILESTREAM provider.
This article describes how to set a content database to use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) that uses the FILESTREAM provider.
This article describes how to migrate content into or out of RBS, or to a different RBS provider.
This article describes how to perform maintenance tasks that are associated with Remote BLOB Storage (RBS).
This article describes how to disable RBS in a SharePoint 2013 environment.