Manage RBS in SharePoint Server

Summary: Learn about Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) and how to manage RBS in SharePoint Server 2016 and SharePoint 2013.

Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) is an add-in that you can install when you install SQL Server 2008 or SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). 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 Server are 4 gigabytes (GB) or larger, consider using RBS as part of your data storage solution.

Read the following articles about managing RBS.

** Building blocks Content** Description
Overview of RBS in SharePoint Server
Conceptual overview of how RBS works with SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It contains important information about RBS features and providers. We strongly recommend that you read this article before you implement RBS.
Deciding to use RBS in SharePoint Server
Information to help you decide whether to use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) in a SharePoint Server environment, and if you use RBS, to understand the benefits and costs of using RBS in your environment.
Install and configure RBS with FILESTREAM in a SharePoint Server farm
How to install and configure RBS and implement the FILESTREAM provider for use with SharePoint Server.
Install and configure RBS with a 3rd party provider for SharePoint Server
How to install and configure RBS using a 3rd party provider.
Set a content database to use RBS with FILESTREAM in SharePoint Server
How to set a content database to use Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) that uses the FILESTREAM provider.
Migrate content into or out of RBS in SharePoint Server
How to migrate content into or out of RBS, or to a different RBS provider.
Maintain RBS in SharePoint Server
How to perform maintenance tasks that are associated with Remote BLOB Storage (RBS).
Disable RBS on content databases in SharePoint Server
How to disable RBS in a SharePoint Server environment.