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Fetch in Transmit Mode (4 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by wordsmith
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • wordsmith Member

    Hello all,

    I'm posting from Turkey where our internet is not so hot.

    I recently discovered dragging files from one server to another with Fetch, when one says 'Transmitting' and its counterpart 'Receiving'.

    I would just like to confirm, this is a transfer between the two servers, and does not involve my computer as an intermediary. Is this correct?

    If otherwise, is it faster than me downloading all the files then uploading them?

    Thanks,
    Ross

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Dragging a file from one server to another is an automated way to download from one and upload to the other; the data does pass through your Mac as an intermediary. It may be faster than downloading and then uploading, because the downloading and uploading overlap.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • wordsmith Member

    Good to know, thanks Jim. I don't suppose there's any way to remove my computer from the equation?

    Thanks!
    Ross

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch has an option in the Obscure section of Preferences called "Use direct server-to-server transfers". That takes your computer out of the equation. Unfortunately, it rarely works, which is why it is turned off by default. But it doesn't do any harm to try it.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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