413 Payload Too Large

Hi there,

I’m trying to deploy a cloud function with Python using the python-opencv library, however I am getting a 413: Payload Too Large error. I read the documentation and it seems like DigitalOcean only supports a build of 48MB.

Is there anyway to increase this size limit? I know other services like AWS Lambda support up to 200mb.

If not, does anyone have a similar experience of trying to deploy a python function with large requirements? I tried building from the source rather than through pip but it just fails.

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Bobby Iliev
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February 3, 2023

Hi there,

Indeed the maximum size of the built function is 48 MB. Basically, everything under <package-name>/<function-name>/ is gathered into a single zip file. The final file needs to be within the 48 MB size limit.

You could try using a .ignore file to ignore any artifacts that you don’t need in order to reduce the overall file size:

Every <package-name>/<function-name>/ folder may contain a .ignore file. This file uses the same format as .gitignore. It specifies artifacts that should not be a part of the deployed function.

Is your project open-source? If so feel free to share a link here and I could have a look and see if there is a way to reduce the size.



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