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Version History Limit?

  Asked By: Charmaine    Date: Dec 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 3455

Anyone know if there's a limit to the number of versions you can save in a doc library in v2 (versions enabled, of course)? Someone asked me this recently, and I haven't been able to find the answer.

I know in v3 you can set the limit for major/minor versions, but in v2...what's the default limit?

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7 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Dec 02

I believe it is 65 versions, by default. That is at least what my portals default  to.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Dec 02

I just went in and started loading up on test versions. I got
over 100 versions  for the one document. This is in a WSS site doc
library. Is there a difference in the settings for this vs. a portal
doc library?

Does anyone know how/where to set  the version  limit for a doc
library in a WSS site?

Again, this is v2, not v3.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Dec 02

I'm not aware of any limit  in v2.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Dec 02

I seem to have the number  999 in my mind, but I can't find  why. I
know that this was the version  limit in SPS2001.

You may like to look at the script on the SPS2003 resource kit CD
that will reduce the number of versions. It is a heavy handed
approach, but can be scheduled.

Also look at: http://tinyurl.com/f3frf This is an unsupported as it modifies the DB.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Dec 02

The number  penny told 999, might well be true, i am not sure. but in my personal experience,
when you create folders and sub-folders (4-5 levels) and then try to create versions  in the sub-folder in the very bottom, you have problems. you are alright when trying to access your latest version  accessing but previous versions returns 404 error.

so the depth of your document library  severly affects versioning.

I have not come across any setting for limiting the number of versions.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Dec 02

Folders are evil in WSS v2 Document Libraries.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Jaime Weaver     Answered On: Dec 02

I always try to get staff to add columns and groupings and do away w/ their folders.

 
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