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Old 10-13-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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Question I need to email a 10MB this possible?

I am trying to do an every night email backup of a file that is 10MB after being gzipped.
I am using mutt -a to send the file from cron.
So far it is not working, the error is:

postdrop: Warning: UID=0: File too large
sendmail: fatal: root(0): Message file too big

Does this mean that I cannot send a file this large at all, or does it mean that I am using the wrong program to send the file?

Old 10-13-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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Many mailers (and people who relay mail along the
way) will refuse to transport files that size, and if the
recipient bounced it it would be particularly awkward.
Use split, and make 10 chunks out of it, just for good

Old 10-13-2004, 02:59 PM   #3
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Email is not really the best medium for sending such a large file. A better solution would be to set up some sort of FTP transaction to handle it. A shell script of some sort could be run to start an ftp transaction and upload to some remote server or computer.
Old 10-13-2004, 08:17 PM   #4
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I like the sound of the ftp transaction, however I have no idea how to do that. If you could point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

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just folow this
or type info ftp


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