To keep this as short as possible: It was recently brought to the attention of our system administrator (as this type of thing should be) that one of the requirements for our latest web-based project would be allowing customers to perform file uploads. In particular these will be primarily images and possibly video [, but as I'm sure you know, you can't guarantee what the exact content of the upload is until it's on the server].
The system admin was quite a bit put off, and came just short of a blatant "No!".
I am familiar with many of the best practices concerning input from users, handling uploads, etc, so I am very confident about the behind-the-scenes/code aspect of this project. My question is, are there any specific resources or points of conversatation to bring up to ease the mind of my system administrator? What should I focus on explaining to him about this sort of thing, how it's handled, etc?
Some concerns are potential storage space (which I know needs to be calculated based on estimated "popularity" times estimated file-size) and security issues with hosting uploaded content.