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Is there a maximum number of folders I can have in a Document Library in SharePoint 2010?

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Is there any limit in the number of folders a document library can contain? Actually got 50 thousand folders to upload to a document library. “There is capacity planning guidance–very detailed guidance!–on TechNet (Daniel’s link). Capacity is really about performance–there are very few hard-wired limits–and performance is based on usage and content.

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  • Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:13 AMSweety Devi Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medals

     

    Is there any limit in the number of folders a document library can contain?

    Actually got 50 thousand folders to upload to a document library

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  • Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:30 AMDaniel Bugday Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medals

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    Hi,

    don’t think there is a limit on number of folders.

    Check this link:

    SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx

    Cheers,

    Daniel Bugday -Speaker, Consultant, MEET member, MCT, MCTS SharePoint 2007 & SharePoint 2010

    Company: IT-Specialisterna ~ Blog:
    SharePoint By Bugday ~ Twitter:
    Follow me on Twitter
    ~ Technet:

    My Ask The Exert Area On Technet ~Founder of
    SharePoint Forum

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2010 5:51 PMJPPinto.com Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medals

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    "There is capacity planning guidance–very detailed guidance!–on TechNet (Daniel’s link). Capacity is really about performance–there are very few hard-wired limits–and performance is based on usage and content.

    Here are the software boundaries and capacity planning thresholds and limits. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx. Short answer: SharePoint 2010 scales further (way further) and more flexibly than ever before

    Some guidelines include: 100GB per site collection, 200GB per content database (unless you have single-site document repositories, in which case TBs are supported), 300 content DBs per web app, 250,000 Web sites per site collection (2,000 under any one site),
    and tens of millions of items/documents per list/library. But again, these are HIGHLY dependent upon hardware, topology, usage, etc.

    There is no hard limit on the number of items in a list. A good rule of thumb is 5,000. 5,000 are the new 2,000 :)

    Oh sorry–LIST size limit is tens of millions of items. However you can manage the performance of lists (Spencer’s note about 5,000) in several ways. It’s all about query (and view)… THOSE are the limits… the list itself can have tens of millions
    of items.

    The feature we’re talking about is List Throttling, which allows an admin to control the impact of large lists on the rest of the farm.

    This question was answered by Spencer Harbar, Enterprise Architect at Microsoft and Dan Holme, Consultant and Trainer, Intellium."

    answer via @
    http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/list-size-limit-within-sharepoint-2010/


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  • Tuesday, December 07, 2010 9:30 AMDaniel Bugday Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medals

     Answer

    Hi,

    don’t think there is a limit on number of folders.

    Check this link:

    SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx
    Cheers,

    Daniel Bugday -Speaker, Consultant, MEET member, MCT, MCTS SharePoint 2007 & SharePoint 2010

    Company: IT-Specialisterna ~ Blog:
    SharePoint By Bugday ~ Twitter:

    Follow me on Twitter ~ Technet:
    My Ask The Exert Area On Technet
    ~Founder of
    SharePoint Forum

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2010 5:51 PMJPPinto.com Users MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers MedalsUsers Medals

     Answer

    "There is capacity planning guidance–very detailed guidance!–on TechNet (Daniel’s link). Capacity is really about performance–there are very few hard-wired limits–and performance is based on usage and content.

    Here are the software boundaries and capacity planning thresholds and limits. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787.aspx. Short answer: SharePoint 2010 scales further (way further) and more flexibly than ever before

    Some guidelines include: 100GB per site collection, 200GB per content database (unless you have single-site document repositories, in which case TBs are supported), 300 content DBs per web app, 250,000 Web sites per site collection (2,000 under any one site),
    and tens of millions of items/documents per list/library. But again, these are HIGHLY dependent upon hardware, topology, usage, etc.

    There is no hard limit on the number of items in a list. A good rule of thumb is 5,000. 5,000 are the new 2,000 :)

    Oh sorry–LIST size limit is tens of millions of items. However you can manage the performance of lists (Spencer’s note about 5,000) in several ways. It’s all about query (and view)… THOSE are the limits… the list itself can have tens of millions
    of items.

    The feature we’re talking about is List Throttling, which allows an admin to control the impact of large lists on the rest of the farm.

    This question was answered by Spencer Harbar, Enterprise Architect at Microsoft and Dan Holme, Consultant and Trainer, Intellium."

    answer via @
    http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/list-size-limit-within-sharepoint-2010/




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