A customer emailed me today with the following questions:
If we are using Remote Blob Store, can users see these files from SharePoint web interface and SharePoint Workspace? How are we going to backup these files?
The answer is: Yes, users will be able to use both SharePoint web interface and Workspace to work with the files. End user cannot tell the difference between a file stored in database and a file stored in remote blob storage.
A few screenshots:
File stored in remote blob storage, displayed in a Document Library:
The same file viewed from SharePoint Workspace:
And finally, how does this same thing looks in a blog storage (disk)? There are multiple copies of the file on disk, because I made a few changes to the file and every version is kept as a separate file.