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StoragePoint 6.3 - Reference Guide

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Planning the Metalogix StoragePoint Implementation

Preparation

Metalogix StoragePoint is installed as a SharePoint solution on a single SharePoint web front-end (WFE), making for simple installation and deployment to the SharePoint farm. This section will outline the necessary software and security prerequisites needed to install Metalogix StoragePoint.

Before configuring Metalogix StoragePoint there are few things to consider and understand. This section will touch on each of these and provide some guidance and best practices.

Minimum Server Software Requirements

SharePoint (pick one)

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

Operating System

Windows Server 2019 Standard or Datacenter

Windows Server 2022 Standard or Datacenter

SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server Subscription Edition

Other Server Software

SQL Server 2019 Enterprise Edition with Cumulative Update (CU5) or later

SharePoint Server 2019

Operating System

Windows Server 2016 Standard or Datacenter

Windows Server 2019 Standard or Datacenter

SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server 2019

Other Server Software

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Editions, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Enterprise Editions for Windows

SharePoint Server 2016

Operating System

Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2016

SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server 2016

Other Server Software

SQL Server 2014 SP1, 64 bit Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2016 RTM Enterprise Edition or SQL Server 2017

SharePoint Server 2013 and SharePoint Foundation 2013

Operating System

Windows 2012 Server

SharePoint Server

SharePoint Server 2013 or SharePoint Foundation 2013

Other Server Software

SQL Server 2012 Enterprise Edition, or SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition

Server Hardware Requirements

Metalogix StoragePoint does not have any hardware requirements beyond what is prescribed by Microsoft SharePoint. For reference, those can be reviewed here:

Subscription Edition - https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/install/system-requirements-for-sharepoint-subscription-edition

2019 - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/install/hardware-and-software-requirements-2019

2016 - https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262485(v=office.16).aspx

2013 - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/install/hardware-software-requirements-2013

Security Requirements

The User Account used to perform the install must be a SharePoint Farm Administrator.

Also review FileShare and Content Database Rights when a profile is created.

Screen Resolution Requirements

Metalogix StoragePoint requires a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768 for optimizing the user interface on the StoragePoint pages that are linked from the main menu on Application Administration in Central Administration.

Internet Browser Requirements

Microsoft Edge is the recommended browser for use with StoragePoint interface. Other browsers may work, but are not verified as supported for all functions.

.NET Framework Requirements

StoragePoint for SharePoint 2013, 2016, 2019, and Subscription Edition requires .NET Framework 4.8.

Temporary Storage Requirements

The amount of temporary storage needed to support the timer jobs depends on the number of threads being used for the timer job. It is recommended that 10GB per thread, for each timer job running concurrently, be available on the server running the timer job. Most timer jobs can use a Controller/Worker configuration to spread this over multiple servers. The temporary storage location can be configured on General Settings or during installation to use something other than the default (AppData/Local/Temp).

SharePoint 2019/SharePoint SE Modern UI considerations

SharePoint 2019 and SharePoint Server Subscription Edition (SharePoint SE) have an updated look and feel for the user interface. StoragePoint links will work on this new user interface, but some additional configuration is necessary. Please see Modern UI for SharePoint 2019/SharePoint SE for additional information.

 

Metalogix StoragePoint Database Sizing

Metalogix StoragePoint database is used to track RBS provider activities in a SharePoint farm. This means that Metalogix StoragePoint database will grow at a rate proportional to the number of documents added to the content databases. The Unused BLOB Cleanup timer job (found on the Profile Timer job page) is critical for keeping StoragePoint database size to a minimum.

Sizing the Metalogix StoragePoint database can be based on the following estimations:

 

·Synchronous profiles: average increase on the StoragePoint database size is approximately 16 MB per 1 GB in the RBS store.

 

·Asynchronous profiles: average increase on the StoragePoint database size is approximately 26 MB per 1 GB in the RBS store.

 

info

NOTE: The estimation was tested and carried out under the following conditions:

·StoragePoint database on SQL 2019 instance (cumulative update 20), operating in compatibility mode with SQL Server 2019 (150)

·Autogrow/MaxSize: 64 MB/Unlimited

·FileSystem adapter: no encryption and no compression used

·Used files: .txt, .zip, .pdf, Office (.docx, .xlsx, .pptx)

 

Additionally, Microsoft has restrictions on content database sizing that must be followed.

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