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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

The free plan has a hard limit of 2GB/base, but I can’t seem to figure out how to check how big a given base is. Any ideas?

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

An old thread, but am interested in this because I am trying to establish the maximum viable size database Airtable can handle before one needs to switch to something like mySQL. (I may start a new thread on this specific question). In the meantime here are my thoughts on measuring database size:

You cannot only go with the number of rows and columns of each table and then add the tables up, because, as pointed out above, the size of attachments and even length of characers within fields comes into play.

Possibly a way to measure the db - without attachments - would be to export every table as a CSV and then add the file size of all of those? Most dbs allow export to CSV so I would think this would be a good measure for comparing apples with apples.

Of course the total size of data is not the only thing that would determine the max limits of Airtable. Usage stats would also come into play (see @sm4hc_sm4hc link above) ). The frequency and number of calls to the db would also need to be budgeted for.

With the above in mind is there anybody that can give me some pointers on volume/size limits for Airtable? The best answers will invariably be provided by people that have actually run into volume issues.

11 - Venus
11 - Venus


If you have a mobile device, do a web search for “Airtable account”, find a search result that has those two words, then click. Once you get the page, keep your finger pressed on the the circle with an arrow in the browser search field and “Desktop Version” option will show. You select it and it will bring you to your account page, on the left side, go to “Workspaces”. Select the workspace that you want to check and It will list all your bases, just below the settings at the top, and beside the base name, it will show a graph bar and right below, it will show another graph bar showing how many MB has been used for attachments.

Here is a screenshot of how the first page looks like, after you select account search result:


Hope this helps.

Mary Kay