How do you ftp a file geodatabase?
Do I need to zip it?
If you want to share it via an ftp, you could zip the geodatabase folder to reduce size.
Also useful to reduce size - 7-Zip:
Usually, 7-Zip compresses to 7z format 30-70% better than to zip format. And 7-Zip compresses to zip format 2-10% better than most of other zip compatible programs.
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