Colleague and I were going through ShP limitations. When we realized we can't find anywhere maximum size of document library.
I don't ask for a number of documents, as that information can be found here.
Documents | 30,000,000 per library
I am asking of maximum size as capacity of doc library.
Is it limited only by size of Site collection or there is some other size limitation?

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    Like you mention, Site collection limits and content database limits (and perhaps userlimits). Jan 24, 2018 at 13:20
  • So as I predicted, by Microsoft recommendation 200GB limitation of content database and by it limitation of site collection, we can say limit for one document library is 200 GB?
    – Danilo
    Jan 24, 2018 at 13:28
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    Partially for the content database, as that's Microsoft's recommendation but there are a lot of circumstances such as versioning, maximum numbers of objects in a content database etc. And the list view threshold. Take a look at Microsoft's whitepapers regarding software limits and plan your setup. technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt493258(v=office.16).aspx Jan 24, 2018 at 13:38

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I think content database is your limit and if you want to use this library for archive, you don't have any limits at database size. Maybe only number of items.

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