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Document Library Maximim limit?

  Asked By: Ruchir    Date: Jul 17    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3782

I am using wss 2.0 document library

I have document library in which users are uploading document daily basis

Now there are nearly more than 8000 document and performance is very slow
is there any limit to upload the documents in document library so it is
impact on the performance of document library?
as there is limit setting available in site level.

Please suggest me some guidlines abt this.



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Alonzo Richard     Answered On: Jul 17

It is recommended that you limit  your document  libraries to no more than
2000 items per folder for best performance.

Answer #2    Answered By: Toby Singleton     Answered On: Jul 17

See these guidelines:

WSS 2.0 - Capacity Planning for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
(About Capacity and Scale Guidelines) -

WSS 3.0 - Plan for Software Boundaries:

Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Guidelines for Acceptable
Performance: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-

Answer #3    Answered By: Felipe Osborne     Answered On: Jul 17

but I am using the wss  2.0, Sharepoint 2003 any article/whitepaper available
on this ?
and also by wss object model uploading  file calculate the lenght of file,as
it is int type
so what happen for large type of file? necaue int has limitation
can we change to another type?

Answer #4    Answered By: Steve Fernandez     Answered On: Jul 17

Yes. your performance starts dipping at ~500 items and really starts to
tank at 2000 items. You can mitigate this reduction in performance by
using 1. Views filtered by an indexed column 2. Folders 3. User

Note that folders are twice as efficient as indexed views. You can see
some of this here
px?pid=CH101215281033 and a whitepaper here
go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95450&clcid=0x409 (URLS may
break, so paste them together)

You can see the visuals of a Visual Studio 2005 stress test here:

And more general ECM info here:

Answer #5    Answered By: Travis Turner     Answered On: Jul 17

Is this applicatible to the Sharepoint 2003 and wss  2.0 Document library  ?

Answer #6    Answered By: Noah Carr     Answered On: Jul 17

Using folders to limit  items in a view - yes. indexed columns - no.

Answer #7    Answered By: Skyler Poole     Answered On: Jul 17

Be aware, folders in 2003 were only available in document  libraries, not

Answer #8    Answered By: Demetrius Mcdaniel     Answered On: Jul 17

SharePoint v2 and v3 both have "the rule of 2000". While you can put
more items into any container, when you go beyond 2000 the performance
curve degrades precipitously. In WSS v3 they've given us Folders as
containers in all lists/libraries and indexed columns to help mitigate
this degradation but you must design your solution with this in mind.

Some rudimentary ideas here:

This blog post and white paper on large list support go much deeper:

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