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Attach 500MB attachment to RTC

Scarlett Li (20149) | asked Sep 02 '13, 12:01 p.m.
We have a customer in China who is exploring the adoption of RTC, one of their requirement is need to attach a file up to 500MB to a work item. this scenario happens in normal frequency.

We have been pointed to a question in the forum:

I have several questions around this feature:
(1) as we have this setting, does not RTC is not recommending users to have big attachment. Are there any concerns if the users attachment is usually around 500MB?

(2) what happens if I have the default set to 50M and try to upload a 500MB attachment? why RTC want to limit this?

Looking forward for responses,

Scarlett Li commented Sep 02 '13, 9:52 p.m.

Thanks sam, that make senses!

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sam detweiler (12.5k6195201) | answered Sep 02 '13, 12:46 p.m.
remember that all attachments are stored in the SQL database. This will consume a lot of database space. Also, it is VERY hard to remove attachments (purge them).

When I was working on this problem, our recommendation was to use Related Artifact LINKS to the files, which would be on a file server of some sort.
some of our attachments were >2gig.

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