File Mover Blog

July 31, 2023

How to upload large files to Dropbox using Limagito File Mover

Uploading large files to Dropbox

limagito filemover dropbox

The default Dropbox upload API endpoint allows us to upload files up to 150MB. In version v2023.7.31.0 we optimized our code to automatically switch to a another API endpoint which allows us to upload larger files. This is all done automatically.

When ‘Large File Mode’ is used (files > 150MB):

  • We will upload the file in blocks of 32MB
  • For each of these 32MB blocks, we will calculate and send the SHA-256 hash code
    • This hash code will be used by Dropbox to check if the received block is OK.
    • If something goes wrong during the upload of a block, we’ll retry this block up to 3 times
  • At the end we’ll receive the total hash of the uploaded file from Dropbox which we’ll compare to be 100% sure

#dropbox #mft #filetransfer #filemanagement

If you need any info about this new ‘Dropbox as Source and Destination’ option, please let us know.

Best regards,

Limagito Team

By Limagito-Team Dropbox Share: