In a regular site the recommendations of Microsoft tells me not to store more than 200 GB in one SiteCollection in one Content Database.

But if I create a "Docment Center"-site I'm allowed to create an 'unlimited' site collection.

The only requirements listed, in order to be able use large (>200GB site collections), are the hardware specs and the skill level of the DBA. And the requirement for the 'Document Center' or 'Record Center' template.

SharePoint Server 2010 sites must be based on Document Center or Records Center site templates.

What makes the "Document Center" site template so special that unlimited sizing is allowed?

Is there a technical difference? Compared with a blank or teamsite?

Ref: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc262787(v=office.14).aspx#ContentDB


The line you quote is in a section specifically describing document archive scenarios, where the site must be one of those two templates along with other restrictions, not a general case for Document Center or Records Center sites being unlimited.

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  • So, what is so special about those templates that only those two templates can be used in the unlimited archive scenario? – Dribbel May 22 '13 at 15:18

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