I've got a large, greater than 10 GB, File GeoDatabase on a remote server. I created this GeoDatabase some time ago and am looking to have local access to it. Now I can't simply burn it to a disk or USB and bring it here for logistic reasons. I need to get it from a remote computer to my local computer via the internet. I can only access this computer via Remote Desktop.
Some things I've already tried:
- Zipping the File GeoDatabase and then downloading it. This failed for some reason. When I unzip the GeoDatabase afterwards it has some sort of corruption and doesn't work.
- Exported features to Shapefile's. This does work, but it's slow, I lose some metadata and in the end, this is not how I want to accomplish this task.
- I tried using some file sharing sites, but either they don't have enough space (Dropbox) or they don't allow large uploads (SkyDrive).
I've got full control over ArcServer on the remote PC and I was really hoping that there was a way to host the GeoDatabase on it and download it that way. I was also thinking of exporting it to an XML, but I've had issues with that in the past and because the GeoDatabase is so big and these processes take so long I want a solution that will work.