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If you are uploading a large file or you need to complete a backup of a large course you may need to increase the maximum file upload limit to be larger than the standard size of 250MB.

To increase the maximum file size you need to make a change to the ‘php.ini’ file and add the below lines, the value can be changed depending on the file size you wish to allow.

post_max_size = 500M
upload_max_filesize = 500M

Moodle and Totara maximum file upload option dropdown within the Hubken Group system

 You can also make a change to the ‘.htaccess’ file to do the same job, the lines you need to add are below, and again the value can be changed depending on the file size you wish to allow.

php_value upload_max_filesize = 500M
php_value post_max_size = 500M

If you wish to change the max file size to a smaller size you can do so without changing the php.ini or .htaccess file by going to your Moodle site > Site administration > Security > Site policies and change the ‘Maximum uploaded file size’ to your desired size.

Moodle and Totara dropdown showing options of file upload limit choice

The previous default size of 250MB will not be available because the new default will be the value you have set in either the php.ini or .htaccess file.

If you wish to revert the changes of the max file size just delete the lines of code which you added and save the file.


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