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How do I track my storage usage in SharePoint 2013?

Have you ever asked yourself, “How much storage am I using on my SharePoint 2013 site collection?”  When you have a ton of people collaborating on hosted SharePoint, it can be hard to keep track of everything.  SharePoint 2013 has an awesome new feature for SharePoint Site Collection Administrators called Storage Metrics.  These metrics make it easy for you to see where your storage is being used, what files are taking up the most space, and how much space you have left.

storagemetrics1First navigate to the upper right and click site settings.
storagemetrics2Then click Storage Metrics under Site Collection Administration

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Once you’re in storage metrics, you can easily see the total size of files and folders, the date things were last modified and the % of the site parent and total quota that each file/folder is currently taking up.  Right now, I don’t really have many large files uploaded to SharePoint, but watch as I upload a very large zip file to the Documents folder:

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As you can see, the Documents folder has jumped up in my storage list and is using a lot more of my Quota now that I have uploaded a 90mb zip to the folder.

Remember that you can check out Storage Metrics in our Free SharePoint 2013 Site – we give you 25mb and an unlimited trial.  SharePoint 2013 Hosting Plans start at only $8/month.

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One Response to How do I track my storage usage in SharePoint 2013?

  1. Karl says:

    I am a little confused. Is this tool included standard as part of Sharepoint? It is not listed in site settings for me.

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