I volunteered for the Onedrive Next Gen Sync client Preview program. I am very impressed with the new client so far. One of my favorite features is that the 2 GB file size limit is removed even the documentation states that it is still 2GB:
The new default size limit is 10736369664 Bytes – Approx 9,99GB. I found out this by uploading files in different sizes successfully.
To easily generate big files for upload I used Sysinternals Contig tool: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897428.aspx. The following command will generate a file of 10637418240 Bytes (Approx:9,9GB):
Contig.exe -n testfile.bin 10637418240
I did some experiments by trying to upload even bigger files by editing %AppData%\Local\Microsoft\OneDrive\settings\Business1\ClientPolicy.ini file.
Here is a screenshot of my config file after I changed the MaxFileSizeBytes:
This seemed to work, but eventually failed. The sync log said that file is too big.
A funny bug is that the error message will always show 2GB even if it is possible to upload almost 10Gb as a maximum size.