02-16-2019 08:12 AM
02-16-2019 08:12 AM
I had a client run out of SPO space last week. After some digging, we realized that some users had uploaded PST files (between 1.5 and 2.6 GB each). For the next 12-32 hours, SPO created a new version of the file every 15 minutes, to the tune of 1.5GB, 2.6GB, etc., for each version. They do not have the best bandwidth and I'm wondering if that's what's coming into play here.
I've read before that the versions are only the delta, but in the case of the PST file versions, they all appeared to be the same size.
Has anyone seen this before? Any words of wisdom here (other than using online archive instead of PSTs)?
02-16-2019 08:46 AM - edited 02-16-2019 08:46 AM
Hi @Kelly E ,
Could you move the PST file to a document library with no versioning?
I hope this helps.
02-16-2019 09:15 AM
Thanks for jumping on the thread! Yes, I could probably move it somewhere else without versioning. I guess I'm trying to figure out how to best advise people that want to store large files. We tell them it can be up to 15GB, but if SPO is going to create a version every 15 minutes while it uploads, that's an issue. Do we tell them they can either have large files OR version history if they don't want to purchase extra storage. I never expected to see so many files with new versions every 15 minutes.
02-16-2019 09:58 AM
02-16-2019 12:26 PMSolution
02-04-2020 10:46 AM
@Kelly E I have the same issue but just compounded due to compliance retention policy. I am stuck and unable to delete the old versions. In our case just 2 pst files have over 4 Tb or space. Anyone know any quick way to delete these versions even though they are retained due to retention/hold policy?
02-04-2020 11:09 AM
02-04-2020 11:19 AM
@Chris Webb Chris thank you for the response. I have started the process to move the file to the users' local drive and delete this. Will update this thread on the progress.