I use filestream to store blobs (files). I use SQL Server 2008 R2

Some customers have 60k files (50GB). They ask me if there is a limit after which, also because of NTFS, there will be problems.

Somehow the doubt is: if the number of blobs grows too much is there a limit beyond which SQL Server will not handle them properly or not?

I think SQL Server handles this well, but does anyone has a better reply?


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60.000 files and 50 GB should be absolutely no problem. You might want to read "Special Consideration for Large Environments".

A challenge could be to come up with a recovery plan.

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