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Synching huge files to Dropbox

Explorer | Level 4

Hi,

I'm running a film festival using Dropbox as a central repository for the movies. Some of these files are huge (like around 100gb or more). I've been trying to get one of these files synched to Dropbox by putting it in my local folder (which is synched to Dropbox), but it just keeps synching without result. 

Checking the user doc, I have come across some note that says the maxium file size for uploading files to Dropbox is 50gb, but it's not clear to me whether this refers to the online upload function (website or app), or to both the online upload function and the synch function with the local harddisk ? 

In short : do I have a problem using Dropbox with these huge files ? 

In the same user doc note, it was mentioned that upload via API was limited to 350gb. Is this then an option for me ? Are there any companies that have implemented this API for public use via an app or such ?

Thanks for reading!

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Re: Synching huge files to Dropbox

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Dropbox has no upload size limit via the desktop software. However, it will take a HUGE amount of time to upload that, so, when you drop it in to the Dropbox folder are you giving it enough time to upload? It will go to a green tick when uploaded and mousing over the Dropbox icon on your status bar will show how long, about, it has left.


 


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Re: Synching huge files to Dropbox

Explorer | Level 4

Hello Mark,

Thanks for your prompt reply. I'm glad to read that there is no limit when uploading via the desktop software. I gave it 3 days so far, but I suppose it will take more than that. I'll be patient slightly smiling face

Greetings,

Stijn

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