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why does fetch 4 stall during LAN transfers? (7 posts)

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  • Started 13 years ago by jono
  • Latest reply 13 years ago from jono
  • jono Member

    I'm transferring large audio files from a hard disk recorder to my Mac over my local network. Just tried Fetch 4 and found that it stalled on each transfer attempt. What causes a stall?

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    What do you mean by "stall"? Do the transfers eventually complete?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • jono Member

    well, they SEEM to have stopped, window said they stalled, so I eventually quit. I'll try tonight and leave them going to see if they finish.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    When the transfer appears to stall is it near the end? Is Fetch still responsive (i.e. can you move windows, choose menu items, etc.)?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • jono Member

    When I was first trying to get it going, it stalled fairly quickly, seemed to totally stop so I quit. But last night I set a huge file transfer in motion and when I got up this morning all 20 gigs or so seemed to have successfully transfered, looks like it took about 4 hours or so.

    The program has never frozen, and I can always move windows around. Looks like I'll want to register, thanks

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • jonau99 Member

    We too also have the same problem every-now-and-then. On a regular basis (once a week), we transfer via Fetch 4.0.1 controlled by an Applescript applet that will transfer our web files which includes 500K (more or less) audio MP3 files from our Staging server to our Live webserver and occasionally the file transfer just "stalls"...meaning the little Fetch doggie just runs and runs and runs but it ain't going nowhere...and I can see that the transfer rate going lower and lower and lower until eventually the whole file transfer timesout and I will have to manually close the connection or quit out of Fetch and retry. Sometimes the second attempt works fine and sometimes it doesn't and the whole process starts all over again.

    Transferring small HTML files (1-15K more or less) are ok but larger files seems to hang in the middle or towards the end.

    Posted 13 years ago #

  • jono Member

    Yeah, I can sometimes watch the speed slow to a virtual crawl, which stinks when you're transferring large, 1 gig and over files. Sometimes it works great, other times not so great, even after a restart. And we're talking just over my local network, i can't understand why it should be so inconsistant.

    To be fair, I have a lot of the same symptoms with NetFinder.

    Posted 13 years ago #

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