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Archiving large files

Does anyone associated with the admin of MG make copies of uploads that are located in other places because of size restrictions here? If not, I think it should be done. In that case, if the original uploader no longer participates in MG, and their link goes dead for whatever reason, and no one else has downloaded a copy, then at least we have a copy to reupload. The MegaUpload debacle is severe case, but a link can cease working for other reasons. I think we should try to protect what is already uploaded if it is practical to do so...but maybe that is happening already?

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And another point is that even if an item has been downloaded, there is no certainty that any of the downloaders are regular visitors, and even if they are, that they have kept their copy in the original form.

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I can't say anything about, except: That's all true, so the first place to upload should be the internal server (but it's limited to 400 MB file size. There are some few objects larger than that).

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The trouble with uploading to the server is anything over 40Mb will likely be archived immediately. So it's a waste of bandwidth uploading large files to it. Use a multihost provider like MultiUpload and post the link as an external download. If the file is small enough it's safe to upload here.

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If it's archived to the site, the site owner will have it for later retrieval and use. Not a bad idea.