Microsoft TechNet documentation for SharePoint Server 2010 Storage

Since Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is an application that relies on Microsoft SQL Server database software, we strive to provide IT pros comprehensive documentation about storage.

The TechNet SharePoint Server 2010 Library contains the following articles:

  • Storage and SQL Server capacity planning and configuration gives guidelines to help organizations plan and configure their storage needs on SQL Server databases in a SharePoint Server 2010 environment.
  • Backup and recovery links to content about planning, best practices, and configuring permissions for backup and recovery tasks.
  • Database management links to content covering all facets of SharePoint databases. Included is adding, attaching, and moving the databases: how to maintain, monitor, and rename databases, and how to scale out SharePoint sites.


The following white paper written by the SharePoint product team is a great resource:


Or click one of the following resources.


We try to provide complete documentation, but let us know if we missed something. Write us at to ask questions, to tell us about your SharePoint Server 2010 storage requirements, or to give us recommendations.


Steve Hord, Technical Writer, SharePoint Content Publishing