Does anyone have any insight into G Suite / workspace daily download limitations?


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Does anyone have any insight into G Suite / workspace download limitations / restrictions on the number of daily downloads of a file(s) being limited to < 25 for an user of a workspace when accessing Google Drive content from the browser?

He demonstrated the behavior for me yesterday, and when he is attempting to download the file it appears like it will download but nothing appears… 

I have not been able to locate recent technical documentation for explaining this behavior in an enterprise environment for internal users.


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I have not heard of this, but sounds curious, are they on Chrome?



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I should rephrase, is it happening account-wide? re: even in different browsers?



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I have heard about the limit before, pretty sure here in this Slack, and something about a 24hr-ish window to reset the counter. Not finding anything as I try to search for it though. 🤷



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yea heard someone on macadmins mention the download limits of google drive, though it's not really documented



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Basically they don't want you using Drive as a replacement for S3 or something for distributing downloads.



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I see the convo here: https://macadmins.slack.com/archives/C08PZM3EX/p1582060078184500



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thread says 750GB, assuming, for entire domain.



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@chris.gallion, thank you for putting that into perspective for me; I wouldn’t have considered Google restricting G Drive downloads if their algorithms suspect that a storage solution would be best.



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@devongabrielpena That was a brief but great thread on the issue, I know where I need to head now.



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yea even video in google drive. i've heard of "this video has been viewed too many times" or something like that



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But the 750 GB/day is Upload, isn't it?



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yes, it's supposed to be 10 TB down / 750 GB Up



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yes, it's supposed to be 10 TB down / 750 GB Up



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per user account



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never heard of the "25 times" limit before ... is this something new?



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might have to do with api quota. https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/8axoev/question_for_a_google_drive_guru_any_idea_what/



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okay, then I think the OP has a different problem. The API Quota is in the range of millions or billions not 25.
Besides the Browser doesn't use the API afaik



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I would believe this is a "false alarm"



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