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Rolf StrathewerdRolf Strathewerd 

Error: storage limit exceeded

While uploading two small contentassets with sfdx I get a "storage limit exceeded". But the storage usage looks good
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How can this happen? How can I upload my files?
AbhishekAbhishek (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Rolf,

This simply says the data storage allocated for your organization has been exceeded. You have to delete records and free up some space or purchase additional space.

In Salesforce you have 2 storage categories

1) File Storage - This constitutes all the files/attachments that are uploaded in your org.
2) Data Storage - This is where your standard and custom object data resides.

Developer edition usually has very low data storage limits (5 Mb which roughly is 2.5k records (2kB -per record)). So you could delete some of the data (std/custom records) in your org and then you will be able to create new records.
You can check the storage limits by going to :

SetUp --> Administer -> Data Management -> storage Usage

If you can confirm some records to be deleted, the Mass delete record feature will helpful for you. You can find it at Data Management > Mass Delete Records under Administration Setup (You should have required permission). There may be lots of Task and Event records hopefully where you no need. You can delete them and free up some storage.

You can also check this free app for storage help:

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I hope you find the above solution helpful. If it does, please mark as Best Answer to help others too.

Suraj Tripathi 47Suraj Tripathi 47
Hi Rolf Strathewerd,

It occurred when have used your Complete Storage Area of your Org, the Developer Edition Org 5MB around.
you should delete the unnecessary record from your Org and Keep storage in your Org.

You can learn from this :

If you find your Solution then mark this as the best answer.

Thank you!

Suraj Tripathi
rishabh rathor 28rishabh rathor 28
Hi Rolf Strathewerd,
You might used your all storage of your org, if you dont want to delete your files you can opt for external cloud storage solution. In this File ZIPO a native appexchange application can help you by syncing your salesforce files and attachments to external account such as google drive,, etc. Its quite cheap then purchase external storage space in salesforce for your org.
Here's its appexchange link -