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ECM storage: store Office document in MOSS 2007 or in SHared Network Drive indexed by MOSS ?

  Asked By: Deborah    Date: Jan 28    Category: MOSS    Views: 1103

At the moment I've got a shared network folder which contain thousand of MS Office files ~ 800 GB in size.

I've already deployed MOSS 2007 and created a document library per project sites inside my top level site, but somehow still wondering of which solution is the best for me between the following options:

Option 1: Dump all of the content into each of the respective project Document Library --> i know that it'll grow the MOSSContentDB into more than 800 GB

Option 2: Do nothing and perform indexing on the shared network folder per each project folders.

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Answer #1    Answered By: Gretchen Stokes     Answered On: Jan 28

if you want your user to be able to retrieve you documents by searching with metadata and not just the files content, you have to import the files into document  libraries, and don't forget that it is not a good mractice to have content db > 100 - 200 GB; you may have to split it up into several site collections ->several content db.
-Otherwise, if you don't want to leverage metadata in search (which I doubt), keep the files in the shared  drive.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Angarika Shroff     Answered On: Jan 28

1°First off, read lambert Qin's answer.
2°if you have several top level web site as indicated in your post
<<
i've already built multiple top level site on http://mossdev01:10001/ namely:

http://mossdev01:10001/sites/PMO/default.aspx
http://mossdev01:10001/sites/ProjectA/default.aspx
http://mossdev01:10001/sites/ProjectB/default.aspx
http://mossdev01:10001/sites/ProjectN/default.aspx
>>

Each top level web site is the root site of a site collection, ->you have several site collections
You can read this article from Technet :

technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc825782(office.12).aspx

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Eliza Hutchinson     Answered On: Jan 28

if you want your user to be able to retrieve you documents by searching with metadata and not just the files content, you have to import the files into document  libraries, and don't forget that it is not a good mractice to have content db > 100 - 200 GB; you may have to split it up into several site collections ->several content db.
-Otherwise, if you don't want to leverage metadata in search (which I doubt), keep the files in the shared  drive.

 




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