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Question regarding a large file

Hello,

I’m currently making plans to use a combo of a droplet with a block storage unit in order to share a reasonably large file over the Internet (30GB file)

This comes from the need of sharing the file between a team of 5 students, but the download method our college provided is very unproductive.

What I plan on doing is as follows:

  1. Download the file to the droplet’s attached volume through a vpn
  2. Provide the file to a handful of users via either ftp or p2p

Are there any policies applyable against this? In what relates to traffic I don’t think it should exceed the order of 200GB.

Best regards, Pmma


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This doesn’t violate any policies and sounds like a great, simple use for block storage. I would recommend against FTP as it’s a generally insecure protocol and with 5 users p2p like bittorrent would work but you may not see a lot of benefits from it’s P2P nature. All droplets do have an SFTP service by default and If I were setting this up I would most likely use SFTP or just a web server to share the file.