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Server-to-server / Bandwidth (3 posts)

  • Started 9 years ago by Commercial Distribution
  • Latest reply 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 years ago #


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