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Does splitting large master files (temporarily) go against best practices?

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At my academic institution, we currently have a set of 15 hard drives with 42 TB (total) of video recordings stored on them. We are seeking to move the material to more secure storage, but the only storage option immediately available to us has a cap limit of 15 GB per upload. Our files exceed that limit.  The IT department wants us to split the uncompressed video files to meet this cap limit which we do not want to do.  At the same time, we are currently seeking approval for more robust scalable storage but as an academic institution, that can take some time.


Has anybody else faced a similar situation and how did you address it?
asked Feb 7, 2018 by jwil127 (130 points)

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As a temporary process this should not be a concern provided you are able to check the reconstituted files' integrity post reconstitution.

Temporary splitting of files to simplify processing often happens in the background with system copying processes anyway, and all data over the internet is sent as packets then reconstituted into files at the end of the copying process.
answered Sep 11, 2019 by euanc (3,930 points)