fluff: dealing with files too large for fluff

At the time of writing (July 2012), the fluff service imposes a limit of 2,000MB on the size of files that can be uploaded.

So, what are the options for files that are too big for fluff?

  • You could try compressing the file before uploading it. The most common format for PC users is the .ZIP file. Be sure the people who will be downloading the file have suitable tools to decompress the file!
  • You may be able to use software to split the file into smaller chunks which you can upload separately. Some compression software can also do this. Again, be sure the people who will be downloading the file have suitable tools to reassemble the original file!
  • You could consider other lower-tech means of distributing the file. If there is a single recipient, the easiest way might be to write the file to DVD and send it by post.

For advice, please contact your departmental computer support staff, or the IT Service Desk.