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Set a maximum size of all files in a Forum

Forum: max. total file size: 10 MB (NOT POSSIBLE! - user can attach as many files as he wants as long the file does not exceed the single file size limit)
Request to set a maximum size of all files in a Forum
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  • Sep 5 2018
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    20 Feb 18:50

    Already available in IBM Connections On-Premises at least on level of Forum post:
    - Setting limits on uploaded Forums files: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSYGQH_6.0.0/admin/admin/t_admin_forums_set_file_limits.html

    - Setting the maximum number of attachments: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSYGQH_6.0.0/admin/admin/t_admin_forums_configure_max_attachments.html

     

    So, if max file size is configured at 10MB and default value of max number of files per post is kept at 6, the maximum file size is 60MB per forum post.

    Setting a total quota on forum level would require to add further features around managing files/attachments in a forum to allow the forum owner to clean-up.

    A much more better approach at least for Community Forums would be to use corresponding Community Files to store uploaded attachments (e.g. in a dedicated view/folder for the forum). By that, the defined library quota for Community Files would be considered. Same strategy could be applied for Community Wiki or Community Activity ... having all files in one place (instead of scattering files in different applications).