The zuul.routes entries actually bind to an object of type ZuulProperties. If you look at the properties of that object you will see that it also has a “retryable” flag. Set that flag to “true” to have the Ribbon client automatically retry failed requests (and if you need to you can modify the parameters of the retry operations using the Ribbon client configuration).
If you @EnableZuulProxy you can use the proxy paths to upload files and it should just work as long as the files are small. For large files there is an alternative path which bypasses the Spring DispatcherServlet (to avoid multipart processing) in “/zuul/“. I.e. if zuul.routes.customers=/customers/** then you can POST large files to “/zuul/customers/“. The servlet path is externalized via zuul.servletPath. Extremely large files will also require elevated timeout settings if the proxy route takes you through a Ribbon load balancer, e.g.