Defining the Structure

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The first step to migration is to define the structure for thenew collaborative file store. This structure will determine when tocreate a new site collection, site, document library, or folder forcontaining the files. You must consider these factors when definingthe structure:

  • Server performance and required throughput

  • Content organization

Performance and Usability

To maintain optimum server performance and ease navigation ofthe document libraries and folder structures, use the followingguidelines as the upper limits when organizing your files:

  • 1,000 files in a folder

  • 1,000 folders per document library

  • 1,000 document libraries per site

  • 50 megabytes (MB) per file

When a site is maintained within these parameters, typicalthroughput is as follows: