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.

SQL Server Remote Blob Storage (RBS) Credential Store Symmetric Key Rotation

The SQL Server team would like to advise RBS admins on security procedures for rotating the...

Author: vpurohit Date: 02/23/2016

Fixing RBS/Provider version mismatch issues

The problem Release of a new RBS library will cause the providers developed with older version to...

Author: vpurohit Date: 09/23/2010

RBS Security Model

RBS stores blob data in external blob stores which often use a differing security method from SQL...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 08/05/2010

RBS Filestream Provider Small Blob Optimization Settings

The RBS Filestream Provider has a number of configuration options designed to ensure optimal read...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 03/31/2010

Running RBS Maintainer

We are getting some questions on this through this blog and our codeplex site and I thought that...

Author: Pradeep Madhavarapu Date: 03/19/2010

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...

Author: Pradeep Madhavarapu Date: 01/04/2010

SQL Server Remote BLOB Store and FILESTREAM feature comparison

With the recent refresh of the RBS Feature Pack a brief comparison between RBS and the SQL Server...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 11/18/2009

Remote Blob Storage November CTP Refresh Available

The SQL Server 2008 R2 November Community Technology Preview Feature Pack is available for download...

Author: MPlazaMSFT Date: 11/13/2009

SQL Server 2008 R2 Remote Blob Store August CTP Available

Updated RBS Packages are available as part of the SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP release. This...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 08/14/2009

Exceptions to be Thrown by BlobStore Implementations

I recently got a question on what Exceptions a BlobStore implementation should throw and this blog...

Author: Pradeep Madhavarapu Date: 09/29/2008

Provider Specific Configuration Keys

When developing a provider it's possible to create provider specific configuration keys that...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 09/23/2008

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...

Author: Pradeep Madhavarapu Date: 08/18/2008

RBS Garbage Collection Settings and Rationale

I recently got a question on RBS Garbage Collection settings and their usage. So I decided to write...

Author: Pradeep Madhavarapu Date: 08/08/2008

RBS Introductory Post from Jose Barreto

Jose Barreto, a member of the Storage Solutions Division Team here at Microsoft has put together a...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 07/29/2008

BlobId vs BlobReference, Collections

Pradeep just sent out a good description of the differences between an RBS BlobId and BlobReference...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 07/25/2008

RBS Sample Application Released

The latest release on the RBS CodePlex sample site (http://www.codeplex.com/sqlrbs) contains a...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 07/24/2008

Remote Blob Storage RC0 Release

Hi, and welcome to the Remote Blob Storage team blog. This first post is to announce our client...

Author: Mike Warmington Date: 07/18/2008