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When we create a list template or site template its size is larger than 10 MB(10485760 bytes) you will get the following error:

The list is too large to save as a template. The size of a template cannot exceed 10485760 bytes.

To increase the maximum size,

Run the following stsadm command (from the C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft Sharedweb server extensions12BIN directory) replacing the propertyvalue to the new maximum size (in bytes)

stsadm -o setproperty -propertyname max-template-document-size -propertyvalue 50000000

  • The propertyvalue parameter is in bytes, so the example above will increase the maximum size to approx 50MB.
  • There is a hard limit of 500MB so the value must be less than 524288000 or you will get an error when saving the list as a template.
  • The above increases the maximum size of both site and list templates.


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