Change SharePoint Site Collection Quota using PowerShell

In some cases, I have seen site collection quotas are turned to “Individual Quota” in the database attachment method, even I copied the quota templates before database attachment. All quota settings are lost! I don’t know the cause of this issue and want to apply the site collection quota to existing sites….

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SharePoint Server: Create Quota Templates using PowerShell

SharePoint quota templates enable us to control the growth of site collections. They define the maximum amount of data stored in a site collection and prevent disk fillings! A quota template makes it easier to govern site collections’ growth by assigning a pre-defined sizing template to them rather than assigning individual quotas…

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SharePoint Site Collection Storage Size – Quota Usage Report using PowerShell

Requirement: Wanted to get a quick storage quota report on SharePoint sites on their allocation vs used space metrics to find out underutilized sites. PowerShell script to get SharePoint site quota report If you want to get used storage space for a particular site collection, use: To get storage data for all…

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Apply SharePoint Quota Template Changes to Existing Sites

Problem Scenario:  End-users actively started using their “My Sites” and most of their My sites reached the site collection storage quota limit of 100MB! Gradually started receiving many requests to increase storage limits. Initially, My site web application assigned with a “Personal” quota template which offers 100MB of disk space. After a…

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Export-Import Quota Templates in SharePoint using PowerShell

In SharePoint database attach method migration, Quota templates must be created manually between farms. It’s a pain when you have multiple quotas defined. These PowerShell scripts simplify the process by exporting quotas to an XML file and import them again to another farm. PowerShell Script to Export/Import Quotas between environments: Once exported,…

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Site Collection Locks in SharePoint

Some time back, I ran into an issue where a particular site collection was in read-only mode to everyone including site collection admin, certain options such as the site action menu was in the disabled state!. Then I realized the site collection backup process was interrupted due to the disk-space issue, and…

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Fix “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.”

When trying to activate a sandboxed solution, Got below error message: “The site collection containing this sandboxed solution has exceeded its daily resource usage quota.” Solution: This is because of the Sandbox solution resource limit. To fix this issue, just increase the site collection Sandbox solution resource quota in site collection quotas…

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“Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator” Error when trying to upload a file in SharePoint

I was troubleshooting an issue with uploading files to SharePoint Site. When I tried uploading a file to the document library, I got this error: “Unable to complete this operation. Please contact your administrator” Enabled Stack Trace and Disabled Custom error tags in web.config to reveal the actual error: Unable to complete…

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Recycle Bins in SharePoint Server: Let’s Get it Crystal Clear

The SharePoint Recycle bin feature was newly introduced in its 2007 version, and it offers End-users and site collection admin’s to recover the content without running behind DBA’s 🙂 There is some confusion among the SharePoint community in understanding recycle bin settings. So in this article, let’s get it crystal clear. Two…

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SharePoint Site is Read-only to Everyone: Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Owner

Ever faced this odd problem? where SharePoint Site is read-only to every one.. Including Farm Administrator, Site Collection Administrator.. They would only have basic permissions & various OK buttons were greyed out. This is because Sharepoint site collection/database into Read Only mode! To unlock the Sharepoint site either use the Central Admin Site quota page or…

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