Add more SharePoint storage to your subscription
If you start to run out of storage for your SharePoint sites, you can add storage to your subscription if your plan is eligible. If you don't see the Office 365 Extra File Storage in the list of available add-ons, it means your plan is not eligible. For more information, see Is my plan eligible?
When you buy Office 365 Extra File Storage, you can add units in increments of 1 GB.
If you bought your subscription through Volume Licensing or a CSP, you can't buy Office 365 Extra File Storage for your organization directly from Microsoft. Contact your representative or partner for help. For information about OneDrive storage, see Set the default storage space for OneDrive users.
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Before you begin
You must be a Global or SharePoint admin to do the tasks in this article. For more information, see About admin roles.
View available storage
In the SharePoint admin center, go to Active sites, and sign in with an account that has admin permissions for your organization.
In the upper right of the page, see the amount of storage used across all sites, and the total storage for your subscription. If your organization has configured Multi-Geo in Microsoft 365, the bar also shows the amount of storage used across all geo locations.
The storage used doesn't include changes made within the last 24-48 hours.
After you determine how much storage you're using, you can add or remove storage space for your subscription. To find out how much it will cost to add storage space, follow the steps in this article, and review the pricing information before you buy more.
For information about setting site collection storage limits, see Manage site collection storage limits.
Buy the extra storage add-on
If you haven't yet bought extra storage for your subscription, you can do that.
- In the admin center, go to the Billing > Purchase services page.
- On the Your Products page, select the subscription that contains SharePoint Online Plan 1 or SharePoint Online Plan 2.
- In the Product details and upgrade section, select View apps and services included with this subscription.
- Select the Add-ons tab, find Office 365 Extra File Storage, and select Details.
- On the product details page, select Next and Enter the number of gigabytes of storage you want to add.
- Select Check out now.
- On the How does this look? page, verify the number of gigabytes of storage you selected, review the pricing information, and then select Next.
- On the Complete order page, verify the total. If you need to make any changes, select Edit order. If the order requires a credit check, select the check box. When you're finished, select Place order > Go to Admin Home.
Increase or decrease your extra storage
If you've already bought extra file storage via the Office 365 Extra File Storage add-on, you can use these steps to increase or decrease the extra storage space for your subscription. You can reduce the storage to as low as 1 gigabyte. To remove all of the extra storage space, contact support.
- In the admin center, go to the Billing > Your products page.
- On the Products tab, select the subscription that contains the Office 365 Extra File Storage add-on.
- On the product details page, in the Add-ons section, select Manage add-ons.
- In the Manage add-ons pane, from the Add-on list, choose Office 365 Extra File Storage.
- In the Quantity text box, enter the number of GBs of storage space that you want for the subscription.
- Select Save.
Is my plan eligible for Office 365 Extra File Storage?
Office 365 Extra File Storage is available for the following subscriptions:
- Office 365 Enterprise E1
- Office 365 Enterprise E2
- Office 365 Enterprise E3
- Office 365 Enterprise E5
- Office 365 A3 (faculty)
- Office 365 A5 (faculty)
- Microsoft 365 for the web with SharePoint Plan 1
- Microsoft 365 for the web with SharePoint Plan 2
- SharePoint Online Plan 1
- SharePoint Online Plan 2
- Microsoft 365 Business Basic
- Microsoft 365 Business Standard
- Microsoft 365 Business Premium
- Microsoft 365 E3
- Microsoft 365 E5
- Microsoft 365 F1
- Microsoft 365 F3
Office 365 Extra File Storage is also available for GCC, GCC High, and DOD plans.
Manage site storage limits (article)
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