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Testing Automatic Resume (2 posts)

  • Started 14 years ago by Naught1
  • Latest reply 14 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Naught1 Member

    Hi I'm testing the automatic resume feature for more reliable file transfer from a remote location to my ftp server. I admin both. Frequently, the internet connection at the remote location drops completely for up to an hour, which is well beyond my control. The remote client is behind a firewall and switch, which is configured for ftp traffic.

    My hope is that Fetch will recognize when the connection has returned, and resume uploads.

    My question is:

    1. Is this a reasonable expectation for Fetch?

    2. Is it a valid test to begin an upload on the network local to the ftp server, then disconnect the cable from the client machine in order to simulate the dropped internet? When I do this, the status just shows Disconnected, and the upload does not resume, even after 5 minutes. It looks like fetch can tell if the cable is removed. Can you suggest another method? I need to test this locally before deployment.

    Edited 14 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator


    Fetch's automatic resume feature is not designed for situations where the Internet connection goes out for such a long stretch of time. I would recommend using an AppleScript which retries the transfer (say, once a minute) until it goes through. If you'd like to try that, please send an email to and I'll send you a script to try. You'd be able to test the script locally by pulling the network cable to simulate an Internet outage.


    Posted 14 years ago #


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