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Storing a Large Number of Files in SharePoint & how to Manage them

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Hey Everyone,

I was hoping to start some dialogue about SharePoint 2010 and the new Document Management capibilities that come along with it.

I work at a mid-sized business with 40+ employees with our business producing quite a few new documents a day (100+) mainly comprised of emails, word Documents and/or PDFs.

We're using file shares to store these files but should like to move these files into SharePoint the thing is we are finding it hard to get information on what's required for SharePoint to store our exisitng 750GB+ (400,000+) doucments.

Most of the articles online seem to be focusing on the business benefits of storing documents in SharePoint, which we are already feelng pretty confident that we understand, just not so confident on the idea of how SharePoint stores documents in a SQL database. We dont have experience managing databases 750GB+ or databases where transaction logs can bloat so significantly if a user was to upload a large scanned contract.

Does anyone have any experience dealing or using SharePoint as their primary document management system, storing and managing similar amounts of documents? We are a two man IT team and need to approach these things with caution.
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