Is there a way to save the list as template that exceeds 500MB size in SharePoint 2010?

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You cant increase more than 500MB as there is limitation of MaxTemplateDocumentSize "A 32-bit integer between 0 and 500 MB."

Below script increase it to 500 MB.

 Add-PSSnapin Microsoft.SharePoint.Powershell -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

#For MOSS 2007, Uncomment below two lines

$webservice = [Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPWebService]::ContentService

#Get the current Maximum Size

#Set New Limit and update
$webservice.MaxTemplateDocumentSize = 1048576000 #1000 MB

Read more: http://www.sharepointdiary.com/2014/02/increase-list-template-maximum-size-in-sharepoint.html#ixzz4TG9z6eWL

Now only option is use the Export-SPweb and Import-SPweb Commands to achieve it.

  • Thank you, Waqas for quick reply. I will try this script and let you know.
    – Aks
    Dec 19, 2016 at 5:43
  • It does not work. It looks like SharePoint doesn't let you go beyond 500MB. This is the error message that I get "The specified value for maximum template document size is not valid. Specify a positive number less than 524288000."
    – Aks
    Dec 19, 2016 at 5:56
  • You are correct, A 32-bit integer between 0 and 500 MB. this is limitation of the site.
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Dec 19, 2016 at 6:00
  • So, like I said, is there a way to achieve this? A workaround perhaps?
    – Aks
    Dec 19, 2016 at 6:01
  • only workaround in this case is use export and imprt=spweb
    – Waqas Sarwar MVP
    Dec 19, 2016 at 6:02

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