02-07-2019 07:20 AM
02-07-2019 07:20 AM
I am hoping that someone can help me.
I am very confused by the information contained within this article:
and what I am seeing in my tenant storage site:
I have been doing more research using the link you provided below detailing Sharepoint Storage and the number that I have come up with for my storage based upon my subscriptions is 12.5 exabytes. This is based upon the 25TB per site collection, and the 500,000 site collection per organization limit. This should theoretically give me 12.5 exabytes.
02-07-2019 09:00 AMSolution
First, it can be a bit confusing. Those limits posted are the limits of a site collection, not the storage you actually receive. So a site collection can store upto 25TB, but it doesn't mean you have 25TB of data.
You have 70 total licenses
You get 1TB pfor the organization
You get 700Gb (10gb x 70 licenses)
For a total of roughly 1.70tb, or in your case it's estimating about 1.68tb. So you have used up the total amount of storage that was allocated to you, based on the # of users you have in your tenant.
02-07-2019 10:06 AM
Thank you very much. I just got confirmation from Microsoft on this matter as well. It is very disappointing to find this out, but thank you for taking the time to read and respond.
03-27-2020 10:29 AM
RE: "So a site collection can store upto 25TB, but it doesn't mean you have 25TB of data."
That.is.insane. That's like saying, yes you have X but no, you REALLY don't have X.
What is the point of each team/site SHOWING that it has 25TB of storage IF the overall quota is 1TB+license-allocation??
We moved to Teams so that we could enjoy the benefits of integral communication features that aren't available in Dropbox, while being able to include the pertinent files library within the various teams to which those files relate. We did NOT want to lose our storage capacity equivalent.
03-27-2020 11:25 AM
Ok, that makes a bit more sense. So the second image I posted is showing that the site collection storage capacity is 25TB, not that we actually have that much storage available. If that's the case then this is very misleading. That bar currently appears to show current consumption of available resources per team/site. Frankly I don't see the point of it.
So, if we were to purchase additional storage such that the bar in the top image then showed "x amount used of 25TB", would the bar in the second (per site) image be any more relevant? I don't see how if the overall total purchased is 25TB. It's not like each site would have 25TB of available storage.
04-01-2020 08:01 AM
@Beau Cameron I get that now, thanks. Again tho', it's very misleading IMO and apparently many others since this question has come up in the past. Most of us know max capacity...but that matters little if you haven't actually purchased max capacity. Even the "Storage used (%)" column in the admin panel's "Active sites" list displays a percentage used of max capacity. It would be more useful for it to show the percentage of max purchased/available. smh