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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    RBS Garbage Collection Settings and Rationale

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    RBS Maintainer does garbage collection (GC) in 3 phases: Reference Scan (RS), Delete Propagation (DP) and Orphan Cleanup (OC)....
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    Running RBS Maintainer

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    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...
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    SQL Server Remote BLOB Store and FILESTREAM feature comparison

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    With the recent refresh of the RBS Feature Pack a brief comparison between RBS and the SQL Server FILESTREAM feature may be useful. FILESTREAM and RBS are complementary approaches for storage and management of BLOBs and we see them both continuing...
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    Multiple Blob Stores in RBS – Defaults and Explicit Store Selection

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    How a blob store is chosen for storing new blobs when multiple blob stores are present, and how to influence that choice. ...
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    Exceptions to be Thrown by BlobStore Implementations

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    I recently got a question on what Exceptions a BlobStore implementation should throw and this blog post answers that question. BlobStore implementations should throw either BlobStoreException or other exceptions. BlobStoreException is meant to...
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    Remote Blob Storage RC0 Release

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    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...
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    Remote Blob Storage November CTP Refresh Available

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    The SQL Server 2008 R2 November Community Technology Preview Feature Pack is available for download now. This includes a refresh of the Remote Blob Storage package. Significant enhancements have been made in this release for performance and integration...
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    RBS Sample Application Released

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    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...
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    BlobId vs BlobReference, Collections

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    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...
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    RBS BlobId Columns in Application Tables - Registering and Indexing

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    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 . ...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 Remote Blob Store August CTP Available

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    Updated RBS Packages are available as part of the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP release. This includes the new default FILESTREAM RBS provider along with many other enhancements and bugfixes. This provider is the first officially supported RBS Provider...
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    RBS Introductory Post from Jose Barreto

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    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...
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    RBS Filestream Provider Small Blob Optimization Settings

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    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...
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    RBS Security Model

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    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...
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    Fixing RBS/Provider version mismatch issues

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    Provider Specific Configuration Keys

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    When developing a provider it's possible to create provider specific configuration keys that administrators can use to change parameters for your provider. These must be defined at setup time in the machine.config registration of the provider otherwise...
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