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While using the Stream web app, you may encounter a message such as “There are too many requests to the server right now. Wait a bit, then try again.”  

Here’s what is happening

The Stream web application runs on SharePoint Online. To maintain optimal performance and reliability of service, the system applies throttling, which limits the number of API calls or operations processed within a specified timeframe.

If the usage limit for your organization is exceeded, you’ll see a message indicating that you have surpassed the limit. This could present as error 429 (Too Many Requests) or error 503 (Server Too Busy) and your requests will fail. SharePoint Online may simply throttle your requests for a short time or, in an extreme case, you may be blocked for a longer time. 

A Retry-After header indicates how long to wait before resubmitting your request or making a new request.

Learn More 

Avoid getting throttled or blocked in SharePoint Online

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