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How to estimate amount of space needed for your database

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  1. Rob Moorhead
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    3 posts
    07 Oct 2009
    02 Nov 2009
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    I am still working on getting Sitefinity installed. Today it was brought to my attention that SQL Server 2008 Express only allows up to 4GB databases. I need some help with deciding if this is going to be a sufficient amount of space.

    What will Sitefinity actually store in the database? If it stores all pictures/graphics, movie clips, code, articles etc, I could imagine that it wouldn't be very hard to exceed 4GB of space. If Sitefinity mainly stores only text, I would think that it would take quite a lot of effort to fill up 4GB.

    Could you please offer some guidance in planning how much database space I might need? Any insight or best practices info you could provide?


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    16072 posts
    12 Sep 2017
    02 Nov 2009
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    Hello Rob Moorhead,

    Almost all data that you enter in Sitefinity is stored in the database - content item data, data from images and movies, data for users, data for pages. Generally if you can use viddler and Amazon S3 providers for storing videos. You can easily un comment and set the providers added to your web.config file. The website size depends on many factors - expected visitors, updating content, initial content etc.

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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