Managing the Storage Quota for SharePoint Online

Recently i have found an interesting webinar from Microsoft Virtual Academy that describes storage quota in SharePoint Online. I will try to summarize that content based from my experiance.

Prerequisites

  • SharePoint Online: software boundaries and limits:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/office365-sharepoint-online-enterprise-help/sharepoint-online-software-boundaries-and-limits-HA102694293.aspx

  • Manage the Recycle Bin of a SharePoint site collection

http://office.microsoft.com/en-001/sharepoint-help/manage-the-recycle-bin-of-a-sharepoint-site-collection-HA102772732.aspx

  • Enable and configure versioning for a list or library

https://support.office.com/en-US/Article/Enable-and-configure-versioning-for-a-list-or-library-1555d642-23ee-446a-990a-bcab618c7a37

Steps to managing space

Go to “Site Collection Administration/Storage Metric” to determinate usage of site collection and check the Recycle Bin and Version Settings.

The options are:

  • Purchase more storage
  • Empty Site Collection Recycle Bin
  • Document Library Version Settings

Empty Recycle Bins

They reside in site collection

  • User’s Recycle Bins

–Only items deleted by the current user

  • Site Collection Recycle Bins

–All items deleted by all users

  • Items not manually emptied will automatically be removed after 90 days

Source: MVA

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