SQL Remote Blob Storage Team Blog

Remote Blob Storage (RBS) is a library API set that is designed to move storage of large binary data (BLOBs) from Microsoft SQL Server to external storage solutions.

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  • Blog Post: Fixing RBS/Provider version mismatch issues

    The problem Release of a new RBS library will cause the providers developed with older version to not work due to version mismatch. The symptoms Let’s take an example of SharePoint to understand where and how the problem might appear. On a running SharePoint instance...
  • Blog Post: RBS Security Model

    RBS stores blob data in external blob stores which often use a differing security method from SQL Server. This blog post details the RBS security model for administrators and provider developers. Master Key Requirement As part of the RBS installation a database master key is required to be set...
  • Blog Post: RBS Filestream Provider Small Blob Optimization Settings

    The RBS Filestream Provider has a number of configuration options designed to ensure optimal read and write performance across a range of blob sizes. The defaults were chosen after performance testing on various hardware and should be left as-is unless there are specific circumstances that require modification...
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