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Resuming interrupted uploads (3 posts)

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  • Started 20 years ago by mahne
  • Latest reply 20 years ago from mahne
  • mahne Member

    Often I have to upload very large files - half a gig or so tv news reports (takes 4 hours). If I leave my computer unattended the Fetch upload seems to break off after an hour or so - even though my sleep options are all set to "never" and hard disk spin down is off.
    What I'd really like to know is whether Fetch can be configured to "resume" where a previous up/download left off, instead of starting over the whole time. Hefty FTP has an option to "resume" but I'd rather be using Fetch. Am I being blind, or doesn't it exist. And if you've got any tricks for stopping the connection dropout I'd be grateful to know.

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Fetch does not currently have a way to resume uploads. We hope to add that feature in a future release. So in the meantime I'd focus on figuring out why the connection is dropping, or break up the files into smaller pieces.

    As for figuring out why the transfer is dropping, you might try to measure exactly when the break happens, to see if that is consistent (and might be related to an idle timeout somewhere). Unfortunately this sort of connection break is often very difficult to diagnose.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 20 years ago #

  • mahne Member

    Thanks very much. It's good to know what can and can't be done. I've been puzzling over the timeout. My internet connection goes through a router to broadband cable. I've got a feeling the dropout is happening around there - once the connection is re-woken I often get emails that have been queueing even though the pop server is polled every 2 mins. Anyway, enough of that. I would vote for a "RESUME" feature on a future edition of Fetch. In the meantime, thanks very much for your help.

    Posted 20 years ago #

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