Recommended max upload size for files, images and zip archives

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Cristian Horta

13 Jun, 2016 09:56 PM


We currently have a max file upload cap at 10MB and we are considering increasing the limit. However, we would like to ask for your advice before we proceed.

What would be an ideal file size limit that is best suited for Cascade?

Are there any concerns on the system side?

Thank you,

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tim on 13 Jun, 2016 10:05 PM

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    Hi Cristian,

    I think 10MB is reasonable value for this setting. Obviously if you have a handful of larger files you want to manage in Cascade, you can either raise this permanently or just temporarily (while you upload those files). Things to keep in mind when considering increasing this value:

    • All file content is stored in the database, so if people can upload larger files, this will take up more space in the database.
    • The Max Asset Versions setting is important to consider in conjunction with this. If this is set to unlimited (not recommended), for example, every single edit to a 10MB file will take up an additional 10MB in the database. Therefore, if a 10MB file is edited 50 times, the original file and all of its versions are taking up 500MB in the database. I typically tell folks that somewhere between 15-25 max asset versions is a solid number.
    • Depending on how your database backups are generated, increases in database size will require a longer period of time during the backup and restore processes.

    Hope this helps!

  2. 2 Posted by Cristian Horta on 14 Jun, 2016 02:34 PM

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    Hi Tim,

    This is very helpful and it confirms what I suspected.

    Thank you,

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tim on 14 Jun, 2016 03:04 PM

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    Glad I could help out, Cristian. Have a good one!

  4. Tim closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2016 03:04 PM.

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