Interesting. I can see how a new blob store would work for large implementations that don't want to pull the binaries back to the database. As for me, it was more of a general question to help me understand the plumbing a bit more. rbs_sp_modify_blob_store
is the key I was looking for!
I've managed to make the IDisposable changes to the source code and enable the CodePlex RBS Provider in SharePoint 2010. It was an interesting challenge with limited information, but it's working and my content is being stored on a remote file share
which was my goal.
I understand the admin isn't quite there yet. I don't mind that as long as I can get enough detail about the "right" way to do things. The real "Nuts and Bolts" details just don't seem to exist. So it is my mission to dig
through the plumbing and blog about it to the SharePoint Community. I don't want to steal the thunder of the 3rd party vendors, but I do want to help the ITPros out there understand the relationships of all the moving pieces so that they know what
can be done, and more importantly, what "shouldn't" be done.
Thanks for your quick response Michael!
Russ Houberg (SharePoint MCM)