How can I upload 10gb of file to sharepoint doc library?

  • I just realised, do you have a file that is 2-3 GB in size or multiple files that together have a size of 2-3 GB? If so, how large are the files in general? – shufler Jun 8 '12 at 17:56
  • i have 1 file of 2 gb , which i need to upload in document library . I am able to upload upto 1700 . . but when i try for 2 gb i get error screen – Nikhil J Jun 9 '12 at 6:25
  • What is the error you receive after 1700 MB? – shufler Jun 11 '12 at 17:21
  • Internet explorer could not be found – Nikhil J Jun 26 '12 at 18:09

In general you should't be storing documents of this size in SharePoint. A better approach would be to store it on a file share or FTP and simply link to the file from SharePoint.

You technically cannot store a file larger than 2 GB (2047 MB) to SharePoint. This is the maximum size. If you want to allow files up to 2 GB you'll need to increase the connection time-out in IIS and increase the maximum upload size for the web application. See SharePoint Large File Upload Configuration from (of all places) the TechNet SharePoint comic.

  • I may have misunderstood the question. If OP is trying to store a 2-3 GB file (i.e. a single file) then my answer applies. – shufler Jun 8 '12 at 17:57
  • A better approach would be to store it on a file share or FTP and simply link to the file from SharePoint.How can i do this ? – Nikhil J Jun 9 '12 at 6:29
  • You can use a links list, which will allow you to enter a location, and add any metadata columns you need. Just remember you need to configure FTP/file share security too. :) – Russell Jun 10 '12 at 0:06
  • Make sure if you do use SharePoint that you are also aware of versioning. In SP 2010, with versioning on, a simple change of some metadata will create new copies of the large file. – tyshock Feb 25 '14 at 22:37

For large size document libraries - you may want to consider RBS (Remote Blob Storage). A few links that may be helpful -

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