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Distributed Collaboration and 1GB data size limit

03-18-2022 07:56 AM
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Occasional Contributor

Hello- wondering if anyone knows if it is on the roadmap to allow the distributed collaboraitions to support data sharing by copies larger than 1GB (or if there is a way to override that default in an AGOL to Enterprise 10.91 collaboration)?

"The feature layer exceeds the maximum item size of 1 GB, which will cause the item to be shared as a reference. To verify, enable INFO level portal logs and look for the log entry that indicates the size of the shared feature layer data item."

Appreciate any thoughts on this one.



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New Contributor II

I'd be interested to know this as well. 1 GB size limit is restrictive

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New Contributor III

I agree. It continually baffles me that Esri will allow publication of large datasets through other means (publishing workflows, uploads, etc.) but distributed collaboration is handicapped at 1 GB.  I have a couple of feature layers with attachments that I'd like to share to ArcGIS Online via a collaboration but cannot because of this size limitation.  

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New Contributor

Agree, this limitation prevents us from sharing a large portion of our data outside our organization with area business partners who would not otherwise have access to data/services behind our firewall.

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New Contributor III

This looks like a potential solution from Esri Australia.

How can we change the collaboration settings to allow large size portal items to be shared as copies?


  • Stop the Portal for ArcGIS Service
  • Navigate to C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Portal\framework\webapps\arcgis#sharing\WEB-INF\classes\resources\
  • Open in a text editor.
  • Find the collaborations.max-item-size-in-MB=1024 property entry.
  • Modify the value as needed.
  • Save the file and close
  • Restart the Portal for ArcGIS Service.


Regular Contributor II

Worth noting this only applies to Enterprise and not ArcGIS Online, so is only useful when it's an Enterprise to Enterprise collaboration. 

Lindsay Raabe
GIS Officer
Forest Products Commission WA
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