When I am exporting a SharePoint 2007 site using

stsadm -o export -filename c:\sp2007importedbackups\testbackup.cab  -url http://um-pc:6115 -includeusersecurity

I am getting the following error:

Export ran out of memory while compressing a very large file. To successfully export, turn compression off by specifying the -nofilecompression parameter.

Please guide accordingly.

  • are you trying to export or import? Nov 14, 2014 at 18:34
  • I am doing export.
    – RHM
    Nov 14, 2014 at 18:35
  • Your command says import was that a typo? Nov 14, 2014 at 18:36
  • Yes.It is a typo.
    – RHM
    Nov 17, 2014 at 11:03

1 Answer 1


The really big .cmp/.cab files export is creating can't be compressed. One way to workaround this is by specifying the -cabsize parameter on the stsadm -o export command to "60".

stsadm -o export -filename c:\sp2007importedbackups\testbackup.cab -url http://site -cabsize 60 -includeusersecurity


  • I have tried the -cabsize attribute to 60 but it is still giving me the same error
    – RHM
    Nov 17, 2014 at 11:04

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