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Old 07-09-2016, 05:42 AM   #1
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Question: Share large file/image.


Hello,
Question: Share large file/image.

Who is a provider I can upload a large file/image to and let people access it via url ?

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# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

# dd if=/dev/sdb | /usr/bin/bzip2 -9 > disk-volume-2016-06-12.iso.bz2
 
Old 07-09-2016, 09:38 PM   #2
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Disk /dev/sdb: 2000.4 GB, 2000398934016 bytes, 3907029168 sectors
Am I understanding correctly that you wish to make a two terabyte file available for download?
 
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:11 PM   #3
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Doubt there is a free provider that large yet.
Pretty much any provider of storage that allows both high traffic and large storage will sell you space. The users should be warned to use downloading tools that can restart downloads.

If you have the speed upload you can host it on your system. I don't normally use torrents but many browsers in linux support a url torrent. Ftp and other ways to share also. wget maybe.
 
Old 07-10-2016, 09:11 PM   #4
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There is probably a flaw in the method you have selected to distribute the information. Think about what you are trying to do. I doubt that you really require 2TB of storage space.
 
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:36 PM   #5
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Ignoring the question of a free provider, I consider it highly unlikely that any internet connection will allow a 2TB download to complete successfully.

My own ISP limits home users to 350GB a month (recently upped from 250GB after they upgraded some of their infrastructure).
 
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Old 07-10-2016, 09:48 PM   #6
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You could cut the image into 20GB slices and let people download 100 of those via bittorrent, and then stitch them together with cat at home. For free, I guess you could open 100 gmail drive accounts and put one slice in each account...

As everyone else is saying, though, there's basically no way anyone's internet provider is going to allow them to download 2tb of data, and I don't know why anyone would be crazy enough to try. It would be faster (literally) to use the postal service to let people send harddrives back and forth for imaging.

I would look at what you actually need to distribute, and maybe come up with a different scheme for bundling it.
 
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:58 AM   #7
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set up a torrent and get 8 to 12 ( minimum ) people to seed it
 
  


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