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Frank Sanns
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Re: No more attachments (images) allowed!

Post by Frank Sanns » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:15 pm

The site is is under 1 TB including all attachments of photos and files.

While we have the space, the problem is the number of crawl hits that run up the costs that are related to the specific bandwidth (GBUs) that is already getting significant overages each month. THAT is the main reason to keep things manageable.

Also, the site has been active for around 20 years when file and pictures sizes were small. We need to be mindful of how bloated the site could be if the ever larger size cell phone or high setting cameras and videos files are becoming. When we started, a 40kb picture was probably the norm. Now it is multiple mb. Fortunately storage space has increase also so who knows what we will be dealing with in another decade or two.

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Re: No more attachments (images) allowed!

Post by Bob Reite » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:21 am

Can't you set a size limit on images uploaded? File size that is.
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Re: No more attachments (images) allowed!

Post by Richard Hull » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:26 pm

Frank did set a 500kb photo file size limit. It is in his first response here in this thread.

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