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  Asked By: Kari    Date: Sep 06    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1133

I know you can limit the number of top-level sites per content
database, but can a site collection span mulitple content databases?

Is there a size limit for a content database?

We have WSS only. What are the implications besides database size and
the amount of time to backup and restore when deciding to create a new
top-level site or making the site a sub-site?

Our company is looking at using WSS as a repository not just a
collaboration tool. We have a user base of 10k-20k users and there
currently is about 80 terrabytes of data in file shares currently.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Chantal Rosa     Answered On: Sep 06

I know you can limit  the number  of top-level  sites per content  
database, but can a site  collection span  mulitple content databases?

Is there a size  limit for a content database?
-not that i know of, if there was it would be a SQL/IIS limit

repository tool? as in replacing samba shares? im interested to know why, when your business decided that its file  shares werent good enough any more and then came to the conclusion that sharepoint was the next evolutionary step!

Answer #2    Answered By: Kyla Eckert     Answered On: Sep 06

With a repository  of that size, you would probably be better off looking at a real Content Management System. SharePoint is great for what it does, but I don't think that it is designed to handle 80 TBs of data. An alternative approach might be to put the data  into a CMS, and provide an interface to it from SharePoint. I know that you can do this with Documentum, and probably with others as well.

Answer #3    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Sep 06

It is highly unlikely that you are collaborating on 80 terabytes of
So you may be better served if you buy SharePoint Portal to crawl the
historical data  in the 80 terabytes and only store the data used in
current collaboration efforts in SharePoint databases.
I hate to think of just moving that much data. You certainly would not
want to delete any in it's current location until you were convinced the
copy into the database  was rock solid. So now you have over 160
Then you would want to back up the SharePoint installation before you
deleted the file  system copy.
What brand of storage are you using? I want to buy stock before you
start this project!

Answer #4    Answered By: Alexis Ellis     Answered On: Sep 06

I would say that it would be an amazing accomplishment just to index that amount of data!

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