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@TrevP did the max file size for upload go down to 2 MB? Well let me restate that, I see it’s 2 MB, was it higher before?

I can no longer share pictures from my iPhone X without cropping them to get them down in size or going to my computer to reduce resolution.
 

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@TrevP did the max file size for upload go down to 2 MB? Well let me restate that, I see it’s 2 MB, was it higher before?

I can no longer share pictures from my iPhone X without cropping them to get them down in size or going to my computer to reduce resolution.
Yeah I reduced it, images don't need to be so massive. I know cell phones take great pictures but we do we really need 25MB for each picture... I've asked the hosting company to increase the disk space given the growth we're undergoing.
 

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More storage added to the hosting plan so I've increased the max file to 20MB. Let's hope thats enough for cell phone picture uploads...
 

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More storage added to the hosting plan so I've increased the max file to 20MB. Let's hope thats enough for cell phone picture uploads...
Is there a Xenforo add-on that can resize uploaded images that are too large? Something like this? I'm sure no one here wants to eat up all of your storage / bandwidth with 20 MB pics of VIN plates. :)

ETA: Or a third-party service like Kraken.io.
 
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OK, we now have a new image processor enabled which should reduce image sizes automatically when uploaded.

I will run a process that will resize all the existing attachments to reduce their physical size in batches so as to not bog down the site too much
 

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I'm looking into options to help with images. Of course people can upload to IMGUR and embed here, our system allows for that.
Well... IMGONNA say I’m too old for that ... :D

Seriously, I favor the opportunity to continue to attach pics straight from my iPhone X library, as much as feasible. Hopefully the 20 mb will suffice for that. It’s a bit of nuisance to have to post them somewhere else & embed as this requires a two-steps operation...

Yet @Audrey is right, we’ve been spoiled her up to now compared to other places... on Teslarati for instance the limit is 5 Mb and I’ve had nesort to posting pics on Twitter first then embed, which sounds like the IMGUR way. (@KarenRei , that almost sounds Icelandic, doesn’t it?! ;))
 

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Not to worry. We've increased the disk space on the server and implemented size reduction routines upon uploading which will shrink bigger files. I think we'll be good for a while ;)

I'm running through some 3000+ attachments in batches to reduce the file sizes
 

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OK, we now have a new image processor enabled which should reduce image sizes automatically when uploaded.

I will run a process that will resize all the existing attachments to reduce their physical size in batches so as to not bog down the site too much
Thanks Trev, this is great!!!
 

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I finally finished reprocessing all the attachments on the site. We've saved some disk space for sure. Going forward images uploaded will automatically be resized to no more than 1400x1400 pixels to save space. There's no need to have images on the site be 5000+ pixels ;)
 

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Awesome. I hated constantly going through the extra step to reduce my images before uploading. I expect any server to reduce everything to their appropriate size. (If it's really important to post something full resolution, I can host the photo elsewhere)
 

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Hi,

I wanted to share a zip file, 'chill.zip' 104 KB, that has the compressed CSV file from a 'scan my tesla' session. But the 'attachment' button rejected the extension:
  • Are we allowed to share data here as an attachment or just use a link to a downloading site?
  • What are the allowed attachment extensions?
Thanks,
Bob Wilson
 

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Hi,

I wanted to share a zip file, 'chill.zip' 104 KB, that has the compressed CSV file from a 'scan my tesla' session. But the 'attachment' button rejected the extension:
  • Are we allowed to share data here as an attachment or just use a link to a downloading site?
  • What are the allowed attachment extensions?
Thanks,
Bob Wilson
regardless of the site's limitations/restrictions, if you want feedback from others it would be best to have the data embedded directly here in a table instead of an attachment. many people are not willing to download a random zip file from a stranger.
 

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regardless of the site's limitations/restrictions, if you want feedback from others it would be best to have the data embedded directly here in a table instead of an attachment. many people are not willing to download a random zip file from a stranger.
I don't think anyone wants a table several megabytes in size of raw data. This stuff compresses very well and is for processing with software, not viewing in a post.
Of course I understand not attaching zips because anything nefarious can be hidden in there (unless you have a tool that scans inside it first).

@bwilson4web I suggest you upload it elsewhere and link to it, as I did with all of my data files on dropbox. Should would with any cloud storage (google drive, etc)
 

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Thanks, I've left a link to the ZIP file on my paid, local server in the original thread. This is just a quick technical test to understand the options:
scan_450-jpg.31102

  • ZIP reduces file to ~20% of the original file which speeds network transfer by 5x.
  • Any transfer of the original, up or down, will be 5x longer than the locally compressed ZIP file.
  • Although Google has become an admired defacto public utility, I'm reticent to risk future quota/charges.
TABLE TEST

First figure out how many columns are needed:
Code:
Time,R power,Battery power,Cell temp mid,Battery inlet,Powertrain inlet,Outside temp,Battery flow,Powertrain flow,R Inverter PCB temp,R Inverter temp,R Stator temp,R heatsink temp,0-50,0-60,0-100,Speed,
16,,,,,,,5.8,5.8,,,,,,,,,
87,,0.325755,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  • There are 17 columns defined by the potential data metrics of the "scan my tesla" table.
  • There is a maximum of 10 columns in the table icon which means the poster has to trim the data to fit.
I'm not 'throwing sand' as much as sharing that if a table is going to be used, the data capture needs to be limited to 10 columns. A custom 'scan my tesla' recorded data needs to limited. This is not a terrible burden as much as something that needs to be considered when planning the experiment.

I appreciate the recommendation to use a table but for the data already captured, I'll pass in this case. Since we have both private and Google servers available, there are alternatives.

Bob Wilson