SharePoint 2016 Central Admin - Application Management - Specify Quota Templates

When you click on the "Specify Quota Templates" link, you land on the Quota Template page. This page will let you create a new quota template, edit the existing quota template, and delete a quota template.


In SharePoint, you have an option where you can control how much space and resources a site collection can use. Using the storage quota option, you can set how much data a site collection stores. You can decide how much space a site collection uses, and at what level a site collection will get the warning alerts. When a site collection reaches its quota then SharePoint puts the read lock on the site collection.

You can set the quota on each site collection manually but if you have too many site collections in farm, then it is really hard to manage the individual quota. To solve this issue, SharePoint provides an option called "Quota Template". You create a template once, then assign that template to all site collections at the time of creation or you can assign it even after creation.

If you have sandbox solution in your farm, then you can control the resource usage on those sandbox solutions. In quota template, you can specify the points (as measuring number for resources) - the default being 300 points. A point is a relative measurement of resource usage, for example, CPU cycles, memory, or page faults.

It is highly recommended to control your environment using the quota. This means, you make sure that one site collection is not using all the available storage space and resources than other sites facing the issues.

I will walk through the steps of create a new Quota, editing existing Quota and delete a quota template.

To Create Quota Template.

Please follow the below steps to create a new Quota Template.

  • Make Sure, you login with Account who is member of Farm administrator group.
  • Now, On Quota template page, enter the following information.

    • Template Name
      Select “Create a New quota template” and enter the name of new template TeamQuota


    • Storage Limit Values

      • Check the Limit Site Storage to a Maximum if” option and enter the maximum storage value (enter in numbers). i.e. 2000 MB
      • Check the “Send warning E-mail when Site Collection storage reaches” option, enter the warning storage value (enter in numbers). i.e. 1600 MB



    • Sandboxed Solutions with Code Limit

      • Limit maximum usage per day
        Enter the number you want to assign to a site collection. I.e. 300 points

      • Send warning e-mail when usage per day reaches
        set the warning limit, once the code reaches this level, it will send email to site collection administrator. I.e. 280 points



    • Click ok

  • This will create a new quota template which we can use in the farm.

To Edit a Quota Template

Please follow the below steps to edit Project Quota Template.

  • Make sure you login with an account which is member of Farm administrator group.
  • Now, on Quota template page, select Edit an existing template and from the template to modify dropdown select the Project Quota



  • Now Change the storage values and Resources values.

    • Storage Quota: 2500 MB
    • Storage warning level: 2000MB
    • Sandbox Solution quota: 250
    • Sandbox solution warning level: 200
    • Click Ok


  • This will update the ProjectQuota template with new values.

To Delete a Quota Template

Please follow the below steps to delete MySiteQuota Template.

  • Make sure you login with an account which is member of Farm administrator group.
  • Now, On Quota template page, Select the Edit an existing template and from the template to modify dropdown select the Mysite Quota



  • Now Click Delete button on the bottom of the page.


  • This will delete the MySite Quota template.

In this article, we learned how to create, edit, and delete a quota template.

Note

Quota only applies to site collections, lists, libraries, and subsites that share that quota. You can manually change the quota of a site collection, which can override the quota template applied to that site collection.

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