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Status Delivered
Workspace Content Navigator
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 13, 2023

Content Navigator should support uploading large files to P8 without completely storing them into ICN container memory

There is a business need to upload certain files (larger than 2GB, up to 9GB) through ICN into the P8 repository. This does not happen often, so licensing Aspera and installing a whole infrastructure is not worth the effort for these few files a year. As users are used to work in ICN, they are hesitant to switch to other frontends, like a custom application for this specific purpose (not talking about the additoinal programming cost for the service provider). The ICN web UI is the preferred method for the upload. 

Currently, when uploading large files (>2GB) in containerized environment, before shifting the file to CPE, the whole file is loaded into ICN pod Java memory. If available Java memory is not available, the ICN pod crashes and the upload fails. To allow uploads of larger files, the ICN pods need to preserve a big memory limit, leading to additional infrastructure cost. 

FileNet Content Manager offers API options that should allow ICN to upload files without first loading them into Java memory. IBM should exploit these options to increase cost efficiency and product stability. 

Idea priority Medium