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What is the storage allocation for an O365 Group?

I am aware that SharePoint grant a 1T resources per site collection (E3 licencing), but I am usure if Groups share the same Site Collection (http://tenant/teams/..) or each Group is it's own Site collection?

 

Also, could anyone point me to  Powershell script resources to find out total size accros site collection vs usage?

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each group has its own site collection holding 1 tb of data if i am correct.

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@Julien Gares, As mentioned by @Deleted is correct. You can find the script to get the group usage quota from below link

http://www.jijitechnologies.com/blogs/how-to-get-the-storage-used-by-office365-groups

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I know that with SharePoint Office 365 the architecture allows for 1 TB / site collection. However with an E3 license you have a storage limit for the tenant that, in my case, appears to be 1.7 TB.

 

When creating site collections I take set this mannually to allocate that storage to divide it up across the site collections.

 

How does one manage this for Office 365 groups? Any best practices out there. I would assume there is similar practice for One Drive for Business?

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In the Admin Center under Reports > SharePoint Usage there is a Groups filter that shows storage, number of files, view/edits. If you didn't want to use PowerShell. 

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Just to be clear, Group files can hold up to 1 TB of data but it counts against your SPO tenant storage...
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indeed and it's documented here: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/SharePoint-Online-software-boundaries-and-limits-8F34FF47-B...

 

Office 365 Groups file storage

Group files storage has the same storage and upload limits as a site collection storage limit above.

Group files storage has the same storage and upload limits as a site collection storage limit above.

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Funny timimg, I came across that article today! SharePoint Online software boundaries and limits very informative indeed. thank you.

 

But see this i where it get confusing: @Juan Carlos González Martín said "Just to be clear, Group files can hold up to 1 TB of data but it counts against your SPO tenant storage... "

Ok so, Does that mean that if my tenant has 2T and 1 group upload 1T there is only 1T left to be shared between other groups and site?

 

or ..

 

As most seems to suggest, each group get 1T. Then If 3 groups upload 1T i would effectively use 3T of storage? (despite my 2T tenant limit?)

 

I'm sorry for insisting, but I do need to be 100% sure of the storage mechanism for O365 groups as we are currently scoping network share migration to Office 365 group.

Obviously, I would like to believe the second option is the correct one :)

 

@Christophe Fiessinger@Santhosh Balakrishnan thanks for the PS link, but for some reason, I cannot invok the -identiy parameter with the Get-sposite cmdlets

 

@Eric Adler Thank you for sharing this hidden gem. I have used report for OnedDrive & Sp, but never noticed that dropdown.

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If you have your data on automatic it will automatic give it 1 tb per group. This said it if you only have 2 tb and 3 groups you will get a notification once you are hitting the 2 tb to buy more storage.

 

so you are correct 1 tb for a group full leaves 1 tb for groups and other sites.

 

KR,

 

Paul

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@Julien Gares  Here is the modified script to get the storage for specific O365 group. You need to use both SharePoint and Exchnage connections. 

 

Input Parameter

$GName=”o365GroupName”
$o365DomainName="o365DomainName"

 

$SPOAdminCenterUrl="https://"+ $o365DomainName +"-admin.sharepoint.com/"
$Groups=Get-UnifiedGroup -identity $GName
$SPO365GroupFilesUrl=$Groups.SharePointSiteUrl
$credential = get-credential
Connect-SPOService -Url $SPOAdminCenterUrl -Credential $credential
$site=Get-SPOSite -Identity $SPO365GroupFilesUrl$GName -Detailed
New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
GroupName=$site.Title
CurrentStorage=$site.StorageUsageCurrent
StorageQuota=$site.StorageQuota
StorageQuotaWarningLevel=$site.StorageQuotaWarningLevel
}|select GroupName, CurrentStorage, StorageQuota, StorageQuotaWarningLevel

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@Julien Gares Regarding storage, unfornately, option 1 is correct. 

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Thank you all for your quick responses.

 

I'm not a native english speaker, but @Juan Carlos González Martín definition is for me the less confusing:

 

"Group files can hold up to 1 TB of data but it counts against your SPO tenant storage."

 

Thanks for the links and the scripts, I'll definitly include quota limitation in the scoping.

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Is this thread still valid as this page suggests there is a 25TB limit per site. It's still vague on whether Office 365 groups use up quota frrom the SPO side, e.g. 1TB per organisation plus 0.5GB per user.

 

https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/SharePoint-Online-limits-and-quotas-8f34ff47-b749-408b-abc0...