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).)

  • 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, 2011 at 6:49
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    Yes, you are right in that regard since each version is a copy of the file. Sep 9, 2011 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.

  • Thanks Vedran, by using your link, I checked that for SharePoint 2007 (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/…), 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, 2011 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. Sep 9, 2011 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, 2011 at 8:10

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