I am receiving the error when i try to save list as template .

The server is out of memory. There is no memory on the server to run your program. Please contact your administrator with this problem.

Exception occurred. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80020009 (DISP_E_EXCEPTION)) .

The memory is fine , how do i resolve this issue?

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When you save your SharePoint site as a template, you’re saving the overall framework of the site – its lists and libraries, views and forms, and workflows. In addition to these components, you can include the contents of the site in the template, for example, the documents stored in the document libraries. This could be useful to provide sample content for users to get started with. Keep in mind that this could also increase the size of your template beyond the default 50 MB site template limit.


edit (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/sharepoint/en-US/64f2a249-fbec-4c70-af12-7f81dd2c4c89/increase-sharepoint-list-or-site-template-size-limit-get-an-error-using-powershell)

STSADM -o setproperty -pn max-template-document-size -pv 500000000

or (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672009)

STSADM -o setproperty -pn large-file-chunk-size -pv 1073741824
  • is this true for "Save List as template" as well ?
    – Nikhil J
    Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 12:26
  • tipically, there are always limits for UI stuff (upload, templates, etc). "By default, you can create a list template that contains up to 10 megabytes (MB) of content. Server administrators can increase this size limit, if necessary." office.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-sharepoint-services-help/… Commented Jul 31, 2014 at 12:27

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