Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Configuring RBS for SharePoint 2010

The following posts details configuration of Remote Blob Storage (RBS) for SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

First download the RBS provider for SQL Server 2008 (don’t install it yet):

Configure file stream for the SQL Server Service using the Configuration Manager:


Execute the following SQL queries:

EXEC sp_configure filestream_access_level, 2


Execute the following SQL to set up a master encryption key and blob store file group:

use WSS_Content  if not exists (select * from sys.symmetric_keys where name = N'##MS_DatabaseMasterKey##')
create master key encryption by password = N'Admin Key Password !2#4'  if not exists (select groupname from sysfilegroups where 
groupname=N'RBSFilestreamProvider')alter database WSS_Content  add filegroup RBSFilestreamProvider contains filestream  alter database [WSS_Content] add file (name = RBSFilestreamFile, filename = 'c:\Blobstore') 
to filegroup RBSFilestreamProvider

Install the RBS provider with the following command (change DBINSTANCE to your SQL server instance):

msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS_X64.msi TRUSTSERVERCERTIFICATE=true FILEGROUP=PRIMARY DBNAME="WSS_Content" DBINSTANCE="SP2010" FILESTREAMFILEGROUP=RBSFilestreamProvider FILESTREAMSTORENAME=FilestreamProvider_1

If installing RBD on production servers, be sure to run on all WFE’s with the following command (again, change the DBINSTANCE):

msiexec /qn /lvx* rbs_install_log.txt /i RBS_X64.msi DBNAME="WSS_Content" DBINSTANCE="SP2010" ADDLOCAL=”Client,Docs,Maintainer,ServerScript,FilestreamClient,FilestreamServer”

Run the following Power Shell script from the SP2010 Management Console:

$cdb = Get-SPContentDatabase –WebApplication http://sp2010

$rbss = $cdb.RemoteBlobStorageSettings





Now create a document library in SharePoint and upload an image to it. Next visit the c:\blobstore directory and look for the GUID sub folder with recent date. Keep drilling down until you find a file. You should see a file with GUID name. Drop this into IE and you should see that it is the same file you uploaded to your document library.


SharePointTaskMaster said...

Configure RBS of SQL 2008 with SharePoint 2010 (Remote BLOB Storage) / Thiết đặt thông số RBS của SQL 2008 với SharePoint 2010

raksitha B said...

I actually enjoyed reading through this posting.Many thanks.

Sharepoint Remote Blob Storage