SharePoint is quite often characterized as an easy-to-use solution and let’s face it – it isn’t. As much as SharePoint might be helpful to you as a centralized document repository, the more you use it, the more you become aware of the fact that it doesn’t always do exactly what you need it to do.
The difficulties of measuring SharePoint storage
What that means for your company is that you need to have a very skillful SharePoint administrator who can tackle the issues. If you’re SharePoint and PowerShell savvy, there isn’t a thing that you can’t achieve and implement but the thing is, all of those great additions are custom developed.
When a company uses SharePoint on a daily basis, you as a SharePoint admin, will certainly realize that there are a large number of site collections that need administering. That, of course, calls for some kind of storage reporting for you to figure out which documents and items are using the most storage space. That’s where the matter can spiral out of control.
So before you start pulling your hair out from despair, try this:
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Get an insights into SharePoint storage metrics with SPDocKit
Out-of-the-box SharePoint storage usage reports can be tricky to dig out. The platform provides these metrics and data but they are so well hidden, why bother digging them up or using PowerShell sorcery when you can get them in 3 clicks with SPDocKit?
To report on SharePoint storage metrics with SPDocKit, start SPDocKit and navigate to Content & Usage Reports > Content Usage > Storage Metrics.
With SPDocKit you can view the SharePoint storage space used by each SharePoint object on your farm. You can even view the object’s share size relative to the total size of the content database. That means you’ll know the total usage of the site collection and can see when it reaches the site collection’s quota.
This comes in handy when you need to find documents and items that are using the most space and remove them if you are nearing the storage quota. But before you start spree of deleting all unnecessary items, use SPDocKit to find out which users are hoarding files. Having accurate SharePoint storage metrics can give you insights on whether or not you have to buy more storage.
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