Question

Best method for uploading large (7GB) file from Windows?

Posted April 11, 2016 2.1k views
DigitalOcean

I’m trying to upload a large file into my droplet from Windows platform. I’ve tried sftp, but it’s simply too slow(20Kbps).

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
2 answers

Hello @prognew, let’s see. You have a large file and have already tried sftp; well, there are more methods to exhaust.

To be honest, any method with resume should do. Here is a simple approach which may save the day:

  • Install an HTTP server in your local Windows machine.
  • Be certain the file you want to upload is accessible from the web.
  • Log into your droplet and use wget to retrieve the file.

Be certain to issue proper command if the download failed. More information at:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/wget-resume-broken-download.html

Submit an Answer