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Recommendations for files to large to be MSI'd

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 15:24

Our main product has a total of 9 projects, and after our release in June we plan to convert everything to MSI only (from MSI/Installscript and Installscript Only).

All the MSI/Installscript packages have been converted and are ready to go. However, we have 5 packages that are Installscript only due to cab size limitations and we are trying to figure out ways to get around this, if any.

2 of the packages un-compress about 1TB each of data. Those packages include some files that are 20+ GB each and can't compress down to the 2GB limitation of file size. Because of the size of the packages un-compressed we can't distribute it un-compressed (its just too big).

So, I was just wondering if anyone here has used anything like 7zip or otherways to compress/un-compress with installshield or if sticking to Installscript for those projects is just the way to go?


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 19:38

Just a suggestion, have you looked into using a self extracting exe for your large releases?

You could leave all the files uncompressed but compress the entire output into a zip file and convert that into a self extracting exe for download/delivery?