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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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...
23 Sep 2010
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...
5 Aug 2010
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...
31 Mar 2010
Running RBS Maintainer
We are getting some questions on this through this blog and our codeplex site and I thought that this subject needs a detailed blog post, so here is some information on running RBS maintainer. Connection Strings RBS maintainer takes connection strings from a CLR config file (Microsoft.Data...
19 Mar 2010
Multiple Blob Stores in RBS – Defaults and Explicit Store Selection
Recently I got a question on how a blob store is chosen for storing new blobs when multiple blob stores are present, and how to influence that choice. This might be of interest to many others and so I am writing this blog post. Please feel free to ask questions (using the contact features on this blog...
4 Jan 2010
RBS BlobId Columns in Application Tables - Registering and Indexing
I recently got a question on RBS BlobId columns needing to have an index. This blog post expands on the answer. Feel free to send us any questions using either direct email, comments on this blog or the "Discussions" tab on the RBS Codeplex site . Registering and Unregistering An application...
18 Aug 2008
RBS Garbage Collection Settings and Rationale
I recently got a question on RBS Garbage Collection settings and their usage. So I decided to write this blog post describing the different parts of GC and the associated settings. RBS Maintainer does garbage collection (GC) in 3 phases: 1. Reference Scan (RS) - Look through the application...
8 Aug 2008
RBS Introductory Post from Jose Barreto
Jose Barreto, a member of the Storage Solutions Division Team here at Microsoft has put together a great post introducing RBS. http://blogs.technet.com/josebda/archive/2008/07/29/sql-server-remote-blob-store-rbs-available-as-part-of-the-feature-pack-rc0-for-microsoft-sql-server-2008.aspx - mike
29 Jul 2008
BlobId vs BlobReference, Collections
Pradeep just sent out a good description of the differences between an RBS BlobId and BlobReference token, and a quick description of the current state of the collection architecture. Both a BlobId and BlobReference are generated by RBS. The ID from the provider (called StoreBlobId) is not exposed...
25 Jul 2008
RBS Sample Application Released
The latest release on the RBS CodePlex sample site ( http://www.codeplex.com/sqlrbs ) contains a sample application demonstrating the various ways to store and fetch blobs using the RBS interface. This includes basic store / fetch, specifying collections / blob stores for store calls, use of the push...
24 Jul 2008
Remote Blob Storage RC0 Release
Hi, and welcome to the Remote Blob Storage team blog. This first post is to announce our client release as part of SQL Server RC0's Feature Pack downloads, as well as point people to the RBS Samples link on CodePlex. Remote Blob Storage (RBS) is a library API set that is designed to move storage of...
18 Jul 2008
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