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Sharepoint Document Library Capability/Limit RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are planning to use Sharepoint Document Library capabillity.

    But not sure about its limit and performance if we have following statistics:

    1. Documents consolidated size would be around 120 GB
    2. Intel Xeon processor of SQL server and MOSS server with 1.5GB ram each
    3. Maximum 15 users.

    If anybody is aware that this would work or not, please let me know.

    Thanks in Advance.... 
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 6:27 PM

Answers

  • I'm assuming that you are referencing MOSS as a whole as 120 gb - and not just one document library?  Personally - I would go a little bitter higher on the RAM, especially for SQL Server.   I typically won't do less than 4gb for SQL, unless it's a development machine.  

    Here's a good article on capacity planning: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261700.aspx

    And here's a capacity planning tool: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb961988.aspx

    As for the data itself - 120gb is hefty but not too much for SharePoint, I would personally however spread that across multiple content databases.
    Dan Lewis
    http://weblogs.asp.net/danlewis
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:33 PM
  • Hi There

    The minimum requirement for SharePoint (WSS/MOSS) is 2GB RAM. Even at 2GB RAM you will have potential performance issues on the setup that you have mentioned above. In a typical SharePoint farm specially if you are using a document store of about 120GB to use the collaboration features (Open document via word which is stored in SharePoint/Edit/Update/Save) will have high procesor and disk activity on the server level and 1.5GB Ram will not be enough say if 5 people open a document that is roughly 2MB in size.

    Then there is Search indexing and querying which will consume more resources.

    Yes 15 users seem to be a small number but if you want decent performance then I'd suggest a 4GB per server on x64 capable hardware.

    Check this article out if you want to make an educated descision on your performance: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263100.aspx

    HTH

    Chandima

    http://www.chandima.net/Blog/

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:34 PM

All replies

  • I'm assuming that you are referencing MOSS as a whole as 120 gb - and not just one document library?  Personally - I would go a little bitter higher on the RAM, especially for SQL Server.   I typically won't do less than 4gb for SQL, unless it's a development machine.  

    Here's a good article on capacity planning: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc261700.aspx

    And here's a capacity planning tool: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb961988.aspx

    As for the data itself - 120gb is hefty but not too much for SharePoint, I would personally however spread that across multiple content databases.
    Dan Lewis
    http://weblogs.asp.net/danlewis
    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:33 PM
  • Hi There

    The minimum requirement for SharePoint (WSS/MOSS) is 2GB RAM. Even at 2GB RAM you will have potential performance issues on the setup that you have mentioned above. In a typical SharePoint farm specially if you are using a document store of about 120GB to use the collaboration features (Open document via word which is stored in SharePoint/Edit/Update/Save) will have high procesor and disk activity on the server level and 1.5GB Ram will not be enough say if 5 people open a document that is roughly 2MB in size.

    Then there is Search indexing and querying which will consume more resources.

    Yes 15 users seem to be a small number but if you want decent performance then I'd suggest a 4GB per server on x64 capable hardware.

    Check this article out if you want to make an educated descision on your performance: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc263100.aspx

    HTH

    Chandima

    http://www.chandima.net/Blog/

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:34 PM