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Hey, Workspace Admins, welcome back to Google Workspace frontline worker license course. In this video, let me answer following question
What exactly happens in case if you try to upload or create more more than 2GB of content in frontline workers account?
As we discussed in the last video, by default your frontline worker SKU or license user will get maximum of 2GB storage, so what exactly happens in case if user tries to consume more than that.
For that, let’s go to Google Workspace Admin console, and search for a user with frontline license.
Okay, now I will go to this user’s mailbox as you see here and it says that I have consumed 609 MB of out of my 2GB.
so what I did to test it out really quick is I uploaded a video file which is around 600 MB. So I’ll try to make a few copies of it to consume all my available storage.
I will quickly run an apps script to make a few copies of this video file in my Google Drive.
It should ask me for the authorization as am running it for the first time.
Now as you see below, after running it for 3 few times, it ended up with an error saying “Limit Exceeded : Drive”.
So if I go back to my Google drive now and I do a quick refresh, you will see that I have now two point 2.38 GB consumed and that’s why it didn’t allow me to make more copies of it.
I also see the banner in Google Drive highlighting that my storage is full, You can’t upload new files to drive and may not be able to send or receive emails in Gmail.
Conclusion : At this point, I have a couple of options here.
Option 1 : I can delete some of the stuff and make more storage available.
Option 2 : I can either let user purchase more storage (as an individual) or I can attach a Drive storage license tier (e.g 50GB) to this user.
So this is what happens in case of your user will need more than 2GB, I personally feel that this user isn’t really a frontline worker if needs more than 2GB, consumption of more than 2GB really puts a user more towards the content creation than just consuming, and you should consider assigning this user a regular Google Workspace license.
I hope it might have helped a bit, if you have any further questions don’t hesitate to ask in comments below.