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How big of database can WSS 3.0 Support?


We have WSS 3.0 databases that are getting big, 16 GB and 7 GB, and growing. Are there size limits with the internal database? Could there be performance impacts with 16 GB or larger WSS 3.0 databases?  

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If you are that size, then you are probably on a full MS SQL server... Your limit is in the TBs

You should be fine. Your performance will depend on your hardware more than teh database.
Justin SmithSr. System EngineerCommented:
SQL Server 2005 Express has a 4 GB limit.  SQL Server 2008 R2 Express has a 10 GB limit.  WSS itself doesn't really have a hard limit, but Microsoft recommends limiting content db's to 100 GB

gtrappAuthor Commented:
I have a follow up question, if MS SQL Server Standard edition is installed and we what to use file groups to split the database up, is this supported by WSS 3.0?

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