Downloading Files via HTTP crashes

Describe the issue/error/question

Downloading Binary imges via HTTP request is randomly crashing the whole instance.
It is unresponsive and the console shows message below, and refreshing page causes other error.

What is the error message (if any)?


Please share the workflow

Running on Cloud

Hi @KAL, I am really sorry to hear you’re encountering this behaviour. Binary files are indeed likely to exceed the memory available on the smaller instances leading to the problem you are seeing.

We have improved of number of changes recently which should alleviate this behaviour (most notably the new filesystem-based handling of binary data introduced with n8n version 0.156.0 plus related changes and fixes). Unfortunately, these changes aren’t yet generally available on while we fix some teething issues.

I’ll make sure to confirm here on the forum once these changes are rolled out.