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Document Library: Configure doc lib to store documents in file share and not database

  Asked By: Valencia    Date: Apr 05    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3124

Is there a way to configure document libraries to store the files to the server
or on a shared files system instead of in the database. I am running it on sql
express and will hit the storage limit way to soon if they go into database. I
found this but didn't know if there was an out of the box or administrative way
to accomplish this before I dig into web parts.



1 Answer Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Marc Dixon     Answered On: Apr 05

All of SharePoint content has to go into Content Databases unless you
buy a third party product that leverages something like EBS (External
Blob Storage). That isn't cheap. It would be cheaper to buy SQL

If you have more than one site collection you could create multiple
Content Databases and move the site collections around. That should give
you some breathing room.