MOSS 2007 - lowering maximum upload size
Hi everyone, I’m about to lower the maximum upload size for one of my web application. I know there are few files already bigger than the new size I’m going to set. My sense is telling me the new lower size won’t affect the files already uploaded – but I thought I would ask in case anyone experienced anything unexpected? Say my previous max upload size was 50 mb and now I’m going to set that to 25 mb and I already have files bigger than 25 mb sitting on my database. Do you see any problem with the new size would cause to the exiting files bigger than 25mb? My environment is MOSS 2007 with SP2 applied and SQL server 2005 with SP3. All running on Windows 2003 Server with SP2. Thank you in advance for sharing your experience!BlueSky2010
October 25th, 2010 5:26pm

The only problem would occur if you opened the large files for editing and then tried to save them back to the site. At that point the smaller upload size would prevent them from being saved. But it won't do anything to the files stored in the content database already.Paul Stork SharePoint Server MVP
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October 25th, 2010 6:56pm

I'd also expect that editing around the larger files will cause problems too, such as editing the medadata or playing about with previous versions. It might be worth identifying the larger files and zipping them up, or taking measures to reduce their size, such as zipping them up, image optimization and so on.
October 26th, 2010 7:34am

Thanks Paul and Steve for your feedback. I feel more confident making the actual change now. :-) BlueSky2010
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October 26th, 2010 4:37pm

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