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Server-to-server / Bandwidth (3 posts)

  • Started 12 years ago by Commercial Distribution
  • Latest reply 12 years ago from Commercial Distribution
  • Commercial Distribution Member

    Just want to first say that I have been using Fetch for over a decade now and love it!

    I distribute TV commercial and the files are very large. What I do is ZIP the files and FTP them the the TV stations FTP servers. The problem I have is that I connect to many servers and it eats up my bandwidth in my office. In Fetch I setup the server-to-server in the Preferences. When I transfer a large file from server A to server B it seems to be transferring server-to-server. But when I do another test at the same time, Office computer to server C, it slows down the transfer speed from server A to server B. If it's server-to-server, the transfer speed should not slow down, right? What am I doing wrong and do you have a better solution?

    NOTE: The large files are on a very fast private server. Not shared.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    Thanks for the kind words!

    By default, server-to-server transfers go through your Mac, so they do use your Internet bandwidth. You can try checking the "Use direct server-to-server transfers" in the Obscure section of Preferences to change this behavior. Unfortunately, most FTP servers are configured to not allow direct server-to-server transfers (which is why Fetch does not do them by default), but it's worth trying to see if they work in your situation.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Commercial Distribution Member

    Thanks Jim. Others tell me to use the command line on my Mac to do the server-to-server transfer but will try your suggestion first.

    Posted 12 years ago #


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