[rabbitmq-discuss] Sending large files to a queue

Alexis Richardson alexis at rabbitmq.com
Mon Jul 19 12:20:48 BST 2010


Carl, to add to Matthew's comment: yes, people have implemented 'file
chunking' apps over RabbitMQ.  I think Nanite may have (ruby) libs for


On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM, Matthew Sackman <matthew at rabbitmq.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 04:14:26AM -0700, cbourne wrote:
>> I found a reference to a file stream class in the rabbit FAQ's. Has anybody
>> actually used this for sending large files to a queue before? The FAQ seems
>> to imply that it works by persisting the data to a disk based storage area.
> It's unimplemented - there were several such classes in the 0.8 spec
> which were bizarre and not obviously different from the basic class. We
> did not implement them, and they were removed in 0.9.1 spec. If you have
> really big files that you need to pass around then I'd suggest placing
> them somewhere else (pretty much anything will do here - NFS even!), and
> then passing pointers (URLs, Paths etc) as the message in Rabbit.
> Matthew
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