We have had a consultant set up a sharepoint 2010 server for us to use for document management. I believe it is just on the basic (free) sharepoint that comes with windows server.
From what I understand this uses sql server express 2008r2 which has a 10GB size limit. I am under the impression that full sharepoint can store file content outside of the database but that with our version they are stored in the database and am worried we will run out of space and suddenly our staff will not be able to work any more.
Is this a reality - will it just stop working when we run out of space?
Are they any ways we can stretch the sql server express database, perhaps by using multiple databases?
How can we monitor the size of the database so we can predict when we might need to upgrade to full sql-server?