507 Insufficient Storage HTTP Status Code


HTTP status code 507 is "Insufficient Storage". It's part of the WebDAV extension of HTTP, and it indicates that the server is unable to store the representation needed to complete the request. This status is typically encountered in scenarios involving WebDAV, where the server runs out of space while attempting to perform operations like file creation or modification. It's a signal from the server to the client that the operation failed due to insufficient storage space available on the server. Unlike the 5xx errors that indicate a server error, this status code is more specific about the nature of the problem, pinpointing the lack of storage as the issue.


507 Insufficient Storage

Common Causes

Here are the primary causes for a 507 status code:

  1. Server Storage Limits: The server might have reached its storage capacity, meaning there's no space left to store or process the request's data. This can happen if the server has a hard limit on the amount of data it can store or if it's temporarily out of space due to high demand or inefficient storage management.

  2. Quota Exceeded: In some cases, a user or application might have a storage quota, and the 507 error occurs when attempting to exceed this quota. This is common in web hosting environments, cloud storage services, and applications that limit the amount of data a user can store.

  3. Configuration Issues: Misconfigurations on the server can also lead to a 507 error. For example, incorrect settings in the server's file system or storage allocation settings might prevent it from utilizing available space effectively.

  4. Temporary File Storage Overflow: The server might use temporary storage to process requests before moving the data to permanent storage. If this temporary space is insufficient due to a particularly large request or a buildup of data, a 507 error might occur.

  5. Database Storage Issues: If the request involves storing data in a database, a 507 error can occur if the database cannot allocate space for the new data. This could be due to database size limits, tablespace issues, or other database-specific storage constraints.

  6. File System Limitations: The underlying file system of the server might have limitations on file sizes, the number of files in a directory, or total volume size, which could trigger a 507 error if these limits are reached.

  7. Network Attached Storage (NAS) or Storage Area Network (SAN) Issues: For servers relying on external storage solutions, connectivity issues, or problems with the NAS/SAN itself can result in insufficient storage errors.

Resolving a 507 error typically involves checking the server's storage capacity and configuration, ensuring that any quotas are appropriately managed, and verifying that the server's file system and any connected storage systems are functioning correctly and have sufficient capacity.

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the 507 Insufficient Storage HTTP status code.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 1st April 2024