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How to copy large file faster than FTP?

by gzillytech / June 27, 2013 7:37 PM PDT

My friend told me that GbCopy can transfer large file faster than FTP, I tried copy file 10GB from my laptop to server but i faced problem when run it. When i follow userguide of GBCopy at gbcopy.misamap.com/2013/06/user-guide.html, I still cannot copy. My server only open port 80, 21 and 22.

Can you help me solve this problem?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: copy
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 7:46 PM PDT

It seems you need to ask the system manager of the server to open another port. If the advantages are clear enough he might do it.
But since you describe the server as "my server" you can do it yourself, can't you?

Once you did it, it would be interesting to know if your friend is right. Can you tell the average time needed for 10 normal ftp-transfers and 10 transfers via this program?


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And ...
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 27, 2013 8:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: copy

you might need to install the receiving part of the program on the server also. That's the program that handles the incoming calls on that particular port. That's not a standard part of Window Server of Linux (whatever OS that server runs).
That's the same as you need to run a web-server to handle http-requests and an ftp-server to handle ftp-requests. Servers are finetuned to whatever purpose they are to serve.

For installing that you certainly need to be the administrator of that server. If it's your own server, your expert friend might be able to help you.


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Testing result
by gzillytech / June 29, 2013 8:55 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: copy

Hi Kees,

I used GBCopy by contacting author via email.

I tested with small file .bak (backup file of MSSQL Server) 371 MB.

I tested several times about copy file from my laptop to my server over internet, here is result (average time):

FTP: ~730 second
GBCopy: ~150 second

It's so impressive. I think GBCopy faster than FTP because it supports compress file (as it's introduction), you can check more and tell me the result of you.


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(NT) Nice result.
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 29, 2013 9:48 PM PDT
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Sounds like FedEx to me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2013 2:07 AM PDT
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