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I'm attempting to split a large library of approx 8,000 items into 4 seperate folders in the same (current) library.

Each group of 2,000 items will be 1GB+.

Are there limits to how much data can be transferred using site content and structure? Will it time out?

Note: This is pertaining to MOSS 2007

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This Technet document gives details on the limitations (& effects on performance) for SharePoint 2007 document libraries - Plan for software boundaries.

As stated in the above link - a document library can have 5 million per library (using nested folders, standard views & site hiearchy). The limitations to occurs due to the number of items per view (at ~2000). So customization of views may be needed.

Here's a summary of the limitations - SharePoint 2007 Maximum Limits.

UPDATE: One can use the SharePoint 2007 feature of 'Work with site content and structure' to handle the files. I recollect encountering performance degradation as the number of nested folders increase (i.e, deeper site hiearchy are more prone to performance issues). Regarding time-outs - it would vary based on your environment and the file-types and the number of files (some test runs may help - for e.g., a target folder at a time). There are commercial tools that can help with the migration and also one can develop scripts to do the same.

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Thanks @SB-Chatterjee but that's not really what I asked. I'm asking how much data can be transferred using the site content and structure tool. I'm already aware of the limits, that's why I'm trying to split the libraries/lists. –  Nealbo Jun 21 '12 at 10:35
    
I have updated my response above. –  Supriyo SB Chatterjee Jun 21 '12 at 13:52
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