Comparing Content Database limits in SharePoint 2016 with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007

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Compare SharePoint 2016 Content Database limits with SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007 versions.


SharePoint 2016 Content Database Limits compared to SharePoint 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

The below table lists the recommended guidelines for Content Database in SharePoint 2016 / 2013 / 2010 / 2007.

Limits SharePoint 2007 SharePoint 2010 SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2016
Content databases per farm

x

x

500 per farm 500 per farm
Content databases per web application 100 per web application 300 per web application

x

x

Content database Size (General Usage) 100 GB 200 GB 200 GB 200 GB up to 1 TB
Content database Size (All Usage) > 100 GB 4 TB 4 TB 4 TB
Site collection per content database 50,000 per content database 2,000 recommended

5,000 maximum

10,000 maximum (2,500 non-Personal site collections and 7,500 Personal Sites, or 10,000 Personal Sites alone)

5,000 recommended

10,000 maximum

Content database items

x

60 million items including documents and list items 60 million items including documents and list items 60 million items including documents and list items
Remote BLOB Storage x < 20 millisecond Remain within 40 milliseconds 95% of the time. Remain within 40 mliseconds 95% of the time.

× denote it’s not mentioned in TechNet – Ref : TechNet


Applies To
  • SharePoint 2016.
  • SharePoint 2013.
  • SharePoint 2010.
  • SharePoint 2007.
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