1. ShaneRay's Avatar
    I must admit that I'm probably missing something simple. Embarrassingly so, I'd bet. ;)

    But, what's the rationale behind OneDrive's 10gb file size limit? To me, data is data and I see no difference between one 20gb file and twenty 1gb files.

    I have some video files I'd love to back up to the cloud, but can't do it with OneDrive. Anyone have other service recommendations? I'd love to make use of my "unlimited" OD account but can't. (heh, think I just clued in and answered my own question....They do, in fact, have finite storage and expect the majority of users to not even approach their allotted space.)

    Anyway....
    04-12-2015 10:37 AM
  2. Jazmac's Avatar
    So 10 gig is not enough? Are you on Sprint?
    04-12-2015 12:42 PM
  3. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Sprint? No....fiber connection (Bell Aliant) in Canada.

    And, no, for SOME of my files 10gb is not enough. I have some of my favourite movies ripped from Bluray that are over 10gb in size. Those are what I'd like to put on OneDrive for backup.

    Not the end of the world, of course, just curious about the reasons for the limit in the first place.
    04-12-2015 03:53 PM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    Sprint? No....fiber connection (Bell Aliant) in Canada.

    And, no, for SOME of my files 10gb is not enough. I have some of my favourite movies ripped from Bluray that are over 10gb in size. Those are what I'd like to put on OneDrive for backup.
    Not the end of the world, of course, just curious about the reasons for the limit in the first place.
    Ohhhhh. Ok. That makes sense. You might need to continue to rock an external like I'm doing. Seems to work pretty well with both Plex, Emby and XBOX video.
    04-12-2015 05:06 PM
  5. ShaneRay's Avatar
    Ohhhhh. Ok. That makes sense. You might need to continue to rock an external like I'm doing. Seems to work pretty well with both Plex, Emby and XBOX video.
    That's what I'm doing now with my PLEX setup. But, was hoping to avoid more drives just for duplication, so was disappointed to discover the 10gb file size limit per file. Ah well...
    Jazmac likes this.
    04-12-2015 10:59 PM
  6. hotphil's Avatar
    My guess would be it's an arbitrary limit so that business-type users with larger files head to Azure.
    Although you might find the OneDrive for Business file limits are different(?). Had a quick look on the OneDrive for Business site, but there's no easily-accessible specs page.
    ShaneRay likes this.
    04-12-2015 11:10 PM
  7. PavanReddy's Avatar
    Sprint? No....fiber connection (Bell Aliant) in Canada.

    And, no, for SOME of my files 10gb is not enough. I have some of my favourite movies ripped from Bluray that are over 10gb in size. Those are what I'd like to put on OneDrive for backup.

    Not the end of the world, of course, just curious about the reasons for the limit in the first place.
    is it legal to upload backups of movies and music to OneDrive? I will not be sharing with other parties.
    06-29-2015 12:40 PM
  8. ShaneRay's Avatar
    is it legal to upload backups of movies and music to OneDrive? I will not be sharing with other parties.
    If you own the movies and music, yes. It's no different than storing the backups locally on your own drive.
    PavanReddy likes this.
    07-01-2015 07:42 AM

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