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Increasing OneDrive For Business Storage Quota for a User to 5 TB

By April 13, 2020July 25th, 2021No Comments

Increasing OneDrive For Business Storage Quota for a User to 5 TB

OneDrive For Business initial storage quota

OneDrive for Business initially comes with 1 TB of storage, which is the default. Depending on the plan, you can increase it to 5 TB and, in some cases, to 25 TB.

Which Office 365 plans are eligible?

  • SharePoint Plan 2
  • OneDrive For Business Plan 2
  • Any E3 or E5 plans

If I already have an Office 365 Business Plan, will I get the extra storage by adding one of the above licenses?

Yes, but you will need to increase the storage quota via PowerShell.

Increasing the default storage for a user to 5 TB

Once a license from one of the eligible plans is purchased and assigned to a user, follow below.

Note – you will need the SharePoint Online Module loaded. If it is not loaded, follow this article on getting started with PowerShell for SharePoint Online.

Open up PowerShell as administrator, type the following into the command window:

  • Connect-SPOService <Tenant url>-admin.sharepoint.com.
  • Enter your administrator credentials when prompted
  • Set-SPOSite -Identity <url to the onedrive user’s site>-StorageQuota 5242880
Connect-SPOService  https://mytenant-admin.sharepoint.com
Set-SPOSite -Identity https://mytenant-my.sharepoint.com/personal/user1_mytenant_ca -StorageQuota 524288

If you are not sure what the URL of the user’s OneDrive For Business is, in PowerShell, do the following:

Get-SPOSite -IncludePersonalSite $true -Limit all -Filter "Url -like '-my.sharepoint.com/personal/'" | Select -ExpandProperty Url

Who is eligible for 25 TB of storage?

You need to have five users with the required licensing to get 25 TB of storage.

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