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I expect to have 1000+ subsites in a site-collection and would like to setup a quota for the subsites, is that possible in SharePoint 2007 & how ?

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1000+ subsites can create some serious topology and administration issues. If you are even remotely concerned about setting quotas then I'm wondering how you are going to manage that content database. –  Mike Oryszak May 9 '10 at 3:56
    
so, we have to restrict the site-collection administrator from creating subsites if (s)he exceeds "X" number of subsites...? if yes, how ? –  Karthikeyan May 9 '10 at 4:51
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You have to decide the IA ( information Architecture ) before the start of provisioning, ....This will help to decide site structuring DEEP vs WIDE

DEEP Structure : having one sitecollection to house all the sites requests as subsites

-> cannot limit the site quotas -> security nightmare (1000+ sites) -> as the content DB grows , it would be difficult to backup, migrate and restore

WIDE Structure : Each request a seperate site collections

-> Controlled Quote Sizes -> manageable security -> Isolated and easy to backup and restore -> room to grow

1000+ subsites is a nightmare to manage

Read this article : http://kjellsj.blogspot.com/2009/09/classification-and-structuring-of.html

Plan ahead and manage easily(wide).. OR no plan (DEEP), cab be controlled by constant monitoring :)

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Quota is only available on Site Collection level.

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so there is no way to restrict the subsites growth? –  Karthikeyan May 9 '10 at 4:53
    
no. this is by design. you have to use site collection to achive this. –  Marco Scheel Jul 5 '12 at 8:22
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As Wictor say quota can only be set on site collection -no workaround.

An alternative is to monitor site sizes using Storage Management

http://<site_collection>/_layouts/storman.aspx

but be aware that this functionality has been removed in SharePoint 2010 since it caused performance issues for end users.

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There is a third party utility that can help you manage this, try the SpeakTech governance kit http://sharepointgovernancekit.com/Default.aspx which does much as well as allow for Subsite Quotas, be advised it is expensive though.

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