How to change the max filesize in media library

I installed the strapi server on digital ocean and it works nice. But the standard configuration of the media library filesize is set to 1 MB, which is too less.

How can i configure this to - let’s say - 5MB per file (image)

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The answer is not in the strapi configuration, but in the nginx.conf file.

By default, Nginx has a limit of 1MB on file uploads. To set file upload size, you can use the client_max_body_size directive, which is part of Nginx’s ngx_http_core_module module. This directive can be set in the http, server or location context.

It sets the maximum allowed size of the client request body, specified in the “Content-Length” request header field. Here’s an example of increasing the limit to 100MB in /etc/nginx/nginx.conf file.

http { … client_max_body_size 100M; }

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June 11, 2020

Hello, @bstuijts

You can double check the maxFileSize in the config/environments/development/request.json file

"parser": {
    "enabled": true,
    "multipart": true,
    "formidable": {
      "maxFileSize": 52428800

You can adjust the value according to your needs. You can further check the strapi documentation using the following link:

Hope this helps!

Regards, Alex

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