Re-calculate Site Storage Metrics On Demand

With the release of SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1, you can now re-calculate site storage metrics on demand. This is done via PowerShell.

$site = Get-SPSite http://siteUrl
$site.RecalculateStorageMetrics()

This method executes proc_RecalculateStorageMetricsForSite, which can be found in each Content Database. The Content Database must be at the SP1 schema level.

Storage metrics can be found on each site by visiting http://siteUrl/_layouts/15/storman.aspx.

Trevor Seward is a Microsoft Office Apps and Services MVP who specializes in SharePoint Server administration, hybrid scenarios, and SharePoint Online. He has been working with SharePoint for 16 years from SharePoint 2003 on up, managing environments with terabytes of content for 150,000+ user organizations. Trevor is an author of Deploying SharePoint 2016 and Deploying SharePoint 2019. You can find him on Twitter and in /r/sharepoint.