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Create quota templates (Windows SharePoint Services)

Office 2007

Updated: April 10, 2008

Applies To: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

 

Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-08

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A quota template consists of storage limit values that specify how much data can be stored in a site collection and the storage size that triggers an e-mail alert to the site collection administrator when that size is reached. You can create a quota template that can be applied to any site collection in the farm.

NoteNote:
When you apply a quota template to a site collection, the storage limit applies to the site collection as a whole. In other words, the storage limit applies to the sum of the content sizes for the top-level site and all subsites within the site collection.

You can also modify existing quota templates. When a quota template is modified, the new storage limits you defined in the template will apply to any site collection that uses that quota template. This allows you to modify storage limits for multiple site collections without having to change settings for each site collection individually.

Create a new quota template
  1. On the Central Administration home page, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Site Management section, click Quota templates.

  3. On the Quota Templates page, in the Template Name section, select Create a new quota template.

  4. Type the name of the new template in the New template name box.

    • If you want to base your new template on an existing quota template, click the Template to start from down arrow and select the desired template from the drop-down menu.

  5. In the Storage Limit Values section, set the values you want to apply to the template.

    1. If you want to restrict the amount of data that can be stored, click the Limit site storage to a maximum of check box and type the storage limit in megabytes into the text box.

    2. If you want an e-mail to be sent to the site collection administrator when a certain storage threshold is reached, click the Send warning E-mail when site storage reaches check box and type the threshold in megabytes into the text box.

  6. Click OK to create the new quota template, or click Cancel to cancel the operation and return to the Application Management page.

Edit an existing quota template
  1. On the Central Administration home page, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Site Management section, click Quota templates.

  3. In the Template Name section, click the Template to modify down arrow and select the template you want to edit from the drop-down menu.

  4. In the Storage Limit Values section, set the values you want to apply to the template.

    1. If you want to restrict the amount of data that can be stored, click the Limit site storage to a maximum of check box and type the storage limit in megabytes into the text box.

    2. If you want an e-mail to be sent to the site collection administrator when a certain storage threshold is reached, click the Send warning E-mail when site storage reaches check box and type the threshold in megabytes into the text box.

  5. Click OK to modify the quota template, or click Cancel to cancel the operation and return to the Application Management page.

Delete a quota template
  1. On the Central Administration home page, click Application Management.

  2. On the Application Management page, in the SharePoint Site Management section, click Quota templates.

  3. In the Template Name section, click the Template to modify down arrow and select the template you want to delete from the drop-down menu.

  4. Click the Delete button.

  5. Click OK on the dialog box that appears to delete the quota template.

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable content for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

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