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Is there a cap on the number of major and minor version allow for SharePoint? (From what I know, a single major version can have a cap of 511 minor version (draft version).)

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I was thinking in this way - the major version will depend on how much storage space you have. If the document is 5 MB and your space is 500 MB, then the max cap on the number of major version allow is 100, am I right to assume in this way? – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 6:49
Yes, you are right in that regard since each version is a copy of the file. – Eric Alexander Sep 9 '11 at 12:12
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From SharePoint Server 2010 capacity management: Software boundaries and limits

Major versions - 400,000 - Supported - If you exceed this limit, basic file operations—such as file open or save, delete, and viewing the version history— may not succeed.

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Thanks Vedran, by using your link, I checked that for SharePoint 2007 (…), there was not a clear define of the max limit of Major version except that it mention if versioning is enable for document library, all versions will count towards site quota. – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 7:16
Please in future include SP version in question when you ask this kind of questions. It makes it lot easier to help you. – Vedran Rasol Sep 9 '11 at 8:00
Hi Vedran, sure, not a problem. But anyway, the information you provided is useful as my company is also thinking of migrating to SharePoint 2010. – Wilson Tan Sep 9 '11 at 8:10

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