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we need to store large files in our project. we will be using sql server 2012. For each user we will be assigning 1GB space and per file 200MB limit.

What would be the better approach is it save the files in the file disk or SQL server please advice.
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this strongly depends on what Kind of files you use and what you want to do with the files. If you want them to be indexed (as far as they can be indexed) and the Content to be searchable, then it would be better to store them in the db. if you are just using them as a user store then the filesystem would be the better way i guess.
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The file system is usually better because you keep the file assocations so they can be opened appropriately.  If you store them in the database, you generally have to re-save them as files with the correct name and extension so that they can be opened correctly.
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