Compressing a Geodatabase

04-04-2017 11:08 AM
New Contributor II

I have a GeoDatabse that has a raster catalog and many individual images. These file geodatabases run about 5-10GB. I need to trasnfer them to field offices. Is there a way I can compress them to a smaller size (winzip doesn't work) so I can try to send them over the network. My other option is loading portable hard drives and sending them to each office. Thanks

Tags (1)
0 Kudos
3 Replies
MVP Esteemed Contributor

I use FTP to share heavy files/folders across the organization.

Think Location
0 Kudos
New Contributor II

Thanks for the thoughts, but I believe FTP is not an option because of network security or internal network

0 Kudos
Esri Frequent Contributor

You may want to look into File geodatabases: compress vs. compact—Help | ArcGIS Desktop  and see if that will help with your task.

Compact file and personal geodatabases—Help | ArcGIS Desktop 

--- George T.