Selecting the right BLOB Storage for SharePoint 2010

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The following table summarize the options of how how you can use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS)  and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 together with  SharePoint  2010

 

RBS API

Local RBS FILESTREAMING

Remote RBS FILESTREAMING

Access type

API provider (including 3rdparty)

SQL data type

API

Requirements

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Foundation 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

SharePoint Server 2010

Installation

SQL Server 2008 SP2 + CU2

Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 Express

Local Storage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Remote Storage

Yes

No (DAS, NAS)

Yes (DAS, NAS)

SharePoint Backup/Recovery

No

Yes (farm backup)

Yes (farm backup)

SQL Server backup and recovery of the BLOB Store

Yes

Yes

??

Scripted migration to BLOBs

Yes

Yes

??

Supports mirroring

No

No

??

Log shipping

Yes, with provider implementation

Yes

??

Database snapshots

No

No

??

Geo replication

No

Yes

??

Encryption

No

NTFS only

??

RBS can be run on the local server running Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. To run RBS on a remote server, you must be running SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition

 

Source

Samples

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