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FAQ: I'm a site owner and I'm getting an email with the subject "Approaching SharePoint Web site storage limit". What do I need to do?

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I'm a site owner and I'm getting an email with the subject "Approaching SharePoint Web site storage limit".  What do I need to do?

Answer

All site collections are subject to a storage quota.  Site quotas are based on the categorization of the requested site collection.  Based on historical usage patterns, the default quota for a new site collection for the purpose of ad hoc collaboration is 512MB. 

The quota applies to the main site, any sub-webs, and the user recycle bin.  The site collection (or second-stage) recycle bin does not count against the storage quota.

Storage quota increases will be considered upon request where justification for the increase is provided. Requests for quota increases should be submitted to the Dewberry Helpdesk.
 
The storage quota policy is subject to review periodically and may change.

Some tips for monitoring and maintaining your site so that you don't reach the quota unnecessarily include:

  • Avoid using large image formats - resize your images to a more appropriate resolution for the web - you don't need more than 1 or 2 megapixel images typically
  • The contents of the recycling bin count against your quota, empty your recycling bin periodically - these items will then be moved to a 2nd-stage recycling bin and can be recovered by a site administrator for a limited time (as short as 30 days)

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Created at 10/15/2012 10:05 AM by SharePointAdmin
Last modified at 10/24/2013 10:18 AM by SharePointAdmin