RBS and SharePoint 2007?

Feb 7, 2009 at 6:44 PM
John, Mike

Thanks for the prevois answers, that works fine,.The RBS example is running on multiple databases.

Maybe this is wrong place to ask this question, but I have to start somewhere.

I try to get the RBS (SQL2008) to work with the SharePoint 2007 database, when I run the following SP:

SQL> execute mssqlrbs.rbs_sp_register_column dbo, AllDocStreams, Content
I receive the message: Column <Content> in Table <dbo.AllDocStreams> is not of the proper type (varbinary(64)).

The Content table is Image type.

Question:SharePoint 2007 SP1 is RBS aware, so what must we do to get the Content table connected to the RBS??  If RBS is not supporting Image type then RBS can't support SharePoint and is not a solution for DBAdmin's. Is that correct? When will that be changed, a lot of DBadmin's are waiting for a good solution!!

Any info will be welcome!!


Feb 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Hi James,

I think there's a bit of confusion here. Sharepoint 2007 SP1 enabled the EBS store but RBS will only be enabled for Office 14. Also, there'll be some slightly different configuration required other than just registering the column - this will be documented fully with the release.

You may have to wait for SharePoint V4 (Office 14 release) before being able to run RBS combined with SharePoint.


- mike

Feb 16, 2009 at 8:39 AM
Thanks Mike,

Are there some examples of EBS, just like the RBS examples. I found http://www.codeplex.com/ebs but is not accessable.


Feb 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM

I'm not familiar with EBS from a deep technical level, RBS is designed to replace EBS so it provides considerably more functionality. There's some documentation in MSDN here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb802812.aspx but that's about all I can point you to.

- mike