Amazon S3 File Size Limitation – Solved

Tweet If you attempt to store a file larger than roughly 5GB, the Amazon service will generate the following error and fail to store the file: <Error><Code>EntityTooLarge</Code><Message>Your proposed upload exceeds the maximum allowed object size</Message><ProposedSize>6091682399</ProposedSize><MaxSizeAllowed>5368709120</MaxSizeAllowed></Error> One way around this limitation is use the GNU/Linux command split to divide the file into several smaller chunks, which are in turn stored in Amazon’s S3.