This patch has been created as part of my bachelor thesis  – as part of the daemon I wrote. I'm using django-storages to send files to FTP, Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront.
This patch is for FTPStorage and it does two things:
It enables the saving of large files by no longer reading all the chunks of the file in a single string, instead it uses ftplib.storbinary() directly with a file pointer, which then handles the writing in chunks automatically.
It makes exists() more reliable: it's been tested with 3 different FTP servers and so far it works without problems (PureFTPd, Xlight FTP Server 3.2 (used by http://simplecdn.com) and Pure-FTPd (used by http://rambla.be)).
This greatly improves the number of use cases where you can use the FTPStorage custom storage system.