SharePoint Tip #25. Do you know “How to calculate Content DB grow”?

SharePoint content databases grow very rapidly when used in document imaging system or in file share replacement scenarios. With this in mind it is important to consider growth and overhead factors when determining how much content will eventually be stored in a given content database.

Use the following formula to calculate Content DB size.

Low:  1.2 * [Raw Storage Size] = ContentDB Size 
High: 1.5 * [Raw Storage Size] = ContentDB Size

If possible, separate each data file to exist on separate logical units consisting of unique physical disk spindles

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