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Sending large files
« on: 24 Jan 2014, 12:47 »

So I have a large (~75 MB) file to send to a PC that I have physical access to, but not while I'm at the PC at which I am typing this. I cannot transfer the file on a flash drive because of security policy on the receiving computer. I cannot use Google Drive because of the same security policy. I cannot send it by email as one file because it's too large.

My current method of doing this sort of thing is to archive the file and then split the archive into volumes of ~5 MB (using WinRAR/7-Zip/whatever) and email those separately. Once that's done, I reassemble the archive at the other end. Does anyone have any better ideas?
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #1 on: 24 Jan 2014, 12:52 »

What email only allows 5MB attachments?
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #2 on: 24 Jan 2014, 12:57 »

I have a slow connection that times out on much more than that.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #3 on: 24 Jan 2014, 13:01 »

Can you download from a web site?  In which case, upload it to Dropbox or some such (which will be slow, but should just keep going), and then download it from there using the web interface (as presumably you can install the synchronisation software).
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #4 on: 24 Jan 2014, 13:04 »

That might be possible, but it's a computer at work that I'm trying to send these to. I uploaded it to Google Drive okay from home, but was caught by the web filter when I tired to download it because of Drive being "Personal backup & NAS" or similar, so I imagine Dropbox would be the same.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #5 on: 24 Jan 2014, 13:09 »

If he can't use Google Drive I can't imagine Dropbox would work.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #6 on: 24 Jan 2014, 13:17 »

Is any download filtered, or only the ones they know about?  I could give you space to use on my server.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #7 on: 24 Jan 2014, 13:33 »

Probably only the ones they know about, but I'm all but done with sending it by parts. Would the offer still be there after the weekend, when I've had chance to see if they block *.totallynotararfilehonest attachments?
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #8 on: 24 Jan 2014, 15:41 »

Oh sure, any time.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #9 on: 24 Jan 2014, 22:38 »

burn a CD.  sneaker network FTW.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #10 on: 24 Jan 2014, 23:09 »

It's funny how my work in video has warped my perspective of what's considered a "large" file. Had to send somebody a 3G file a couple months ago, fortunately his dropbox account was maxed so he had the room for it. For local storage, I have 5T of internal HDs, 6T of externals currently hooked up, and another 4T of backup storage not hooked up, and around 80% of that 15T is full.
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Re: Sending large files
« Reply #11 on: 25 Jan 2014, 01:55 »

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