Giant uploads - how, who, what, where?
March 11, 2014 1:17 PM Subscribe
How can I upload large amounts of data, like 5 to 50 GB worth of files to a specific server, such as YouTube or my own FTP server?
posted by crapmatic to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I only have 3 Mbps ADSL and it takes a day to upload just a few GB. I don't know anyone with fiber, nor would I want to accidentally cap their account.
I had been wanting to upload my own files for a small business... however lately I've been digitizing old videos from the 1980s-1990s (which are historically noteworthy) for a client and he may want to post them on YouTube. The problem is there are about 100 files at 2 hours (2 GB) a piece, so uploading to YouTube is just not viable.
Are there services that receive a flash drive or USB hard drive and either perform the upload or connect to a machine and allow me to SSH or VPN in to do transfers? Seems this would be a good side-benefit for a web hosting service, but I've never heard of one that will receive drives and connect them to a machine at an affordable price. I also looked at Amazon S3 and apparently they don't receive or load media either. In the past I used Rentacoder to do little jobs like this, but that site was gutted by new owners a few years ago.