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I want to expand storage limits for users in sharepoint 2010. Although sharepoint is advertised as a document sharing platform it is not a replacement for file shares I am told.

With that in mind how big can I increase storage limits for users to given that its still just a database.
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SharePoint 2010 content databases can comfortably grow to about 200GB per database.  That said, you can have multiple content databases to handle the load, the only trick is you have to have multiple "site collections" to split among the databases.  (Although I've seen single content databases of close to terabyte size, that's not recommended and requires SQL dba 'loving care')

By default, there are no limits to the site collections, so they can grow crazy big until your SQL server runs out of disk space.  I recommend quotas so you can get an alert for when they get big.

Limit versions, monitor the site sizes, set quotas and you'll be fine.

Note that SharePoint is NOT a file server replacement, it will not store: executables, Outlook PST's, ISO, installables, disk images, VHD's, etc.etc  that a 'normal' file server holds.

It IS great for documents, pictures, lists, and more.

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