|Transferring Files with the Application|
Add and manage remote FASP servers.
To connect to a remote computer or to a server in the cloud, you need to add it to the Connection Manager before establishing the connection. If you are planning to perform transfers with an S3 bucket, you must meet the following prerequisites:
Start the application: asperascp. In the upper-right corner, click Connections to open the Connection Manager.
In the Connection Manager, click to create a new connection. You can also use to duplicate a selected connection (i.e. copy all information into a new profile) and to delete a connection profile.
To name or rename a connection, click the orange connection profile name that appears at the top of the screen. The Rename Connection dialog appears. You can also launch the Rename Connection dialog by clicking once on an already selected connection name in the left panel of the Connection Manager. When you have entered the new name, save it by clicking OK (once in the Rename Connection dialog and again in the Connection Manager).
The Connection Manager includes the following configuration tabs:
|Connection||The basic host information, such as the address, login credentials, and connection ports.|
|Transfer||The transfer session-related options, such as the transfer speed and retry rules.|
|Tracking||Options for tracking the transfer session, including the confirmation receipt and the email notifications.|
|Filters||Create filters to skip files that match certain patterns.|
|Security||Enable the transfer encryption and the content protection.|
|File Handling||Set up resume rule, preserve transferred file attributes, and remove source files.|
The following tables detail all options in these tabs:
|Host||Required The server's address, such as 192.168.1.10 or companyname.com.|
|User||The login user for the server.|
|Authentication||Choose either password or public key for authentication. To use the key-based authentication, see Creating SSH Keys.|
Use this drop-down menu to configure storage in the cloud. Note that the default option is local storage.
Storage types include the following:
Note: You can only choose special storage if you have full access to that storage on the cloud-based machine.
|Target Directory||The default directory when connecting to this computer. When leaving it blank, browsing the remote host brings up either the user account's document root (docroot), or the last-visited folder; when specifying a path, connecting to the host always brings up the exact directory. The default directory is shown in the Connections panel.|
|Advanced Settings > SSH Port (TCP)||The TCP network port. Default: 33001. Note that if connecting on 33001 fails, the application attempts to establish a connection on port 22. If the connection on 22 succeeds, the setting is updated to 22.|
|Advanced Settings > fasp Port (UDP)||The UDP network port: Default: 33001.|
|Advanced Settings > Connection Timeout||Time out the connection attempt after the selected time.|
|Test Connection||Click this button to test the connection to the remote server with the settings you configured. An alert box opens and reports whether the connection is successful.|
|Transfer Name||Choose between the following option: Automatically generate allows the user interface to generate the transfer name; Automatically generate and add prefix uses auto-generated name with prefix; Specify uses the user-specified name.|
|Policy||Select the FASP transfer policy.
|Speed||Check this option to specify the transfer rate. The target rate is constrained by the global bandwidth in the Preferences window. Refer to Global Bandwidth Settings.|
|Retry||Check this option to automatically retry the transfer after a
recoverable failure. When checked, set the amount of time the transfer
should be retried in seconds, minutes or hours. You may set the initial and
maximum retry intervals by clicking the More
10s initial interval, 60s maximum interval, retry for 180s Retry at (seconds): 10s 30s 70s 130s 180s Interval progression (seconds): 10s 20s 40s 60s 60s 50sExample 2:
30s initial interval, 120s maximum interval, retry for 600s Retry at (seconds): 30s 90s 210s 330s 450s 570s 600s Interval progression (seconds): 30s 60s 120s 120s 120s 120s 30s
|Show Advanced Settings||Click the Show Advanced Settings button to
reveal the following options:
|Generate delivery confirmation receipt||Check the option to create the delivery receipt file in the specified location.|
|Send email notifications||Send out email notifications based on specified events (start, complete, and error). Refer to Using Transfer Notifications for more information.|
Click Add and enter the pattern to exclude files or directories with the specified pattern in the transfer. The exclude pattern is compared with the whole path, not just the file name or directory name. Two special symbols can be used in the setting of patterns:
|*||Asterisk||Represents zero to many characters in a string, for example *.tmp matches .tmp and abcde.tmp.|
|?||Question mark||Represents one character, for example t?p matches tmp but not temp.|
|Filter Pattern||Matched files|
|Encryption||When checked, FASP encrypts files while transferring. Encryption may decrease performance, especially at higher transfer speeds and with slower computers.|
|Content Protection||Two options: Encrypt uploaded files with a password encrypts the uploaded files with the specified password. The protected file has the extension .aspera-env appended to the file name; Decrypt password-protected files downloaded prompts for the decryption password when downloading encrypted files.|
Check Resume incomplete files to enable the resume feature. Under When checking files for differences, choose from the following options:
Under When a complete file already exists at the destination, select an overwrite rule when the same file exists at the destination.
Note: Access, modification, and source access times cannot be preserved for node and Shares connections that are using cloud storage.
|Source Deletion||Check Automatically delete source files after transfer to delete successfully transferred files from the source. Check Delete empty source subdirectories to also remove empty folders (except a folder specified as the source to transfer).|
|Source Move||To move source files to a separate location after a successful
transfer, check Automatically move source files to a directory
after transfer and specify the location.
Note: Only a path to an existing location on the client can be specified.
Note: The GUI has no option to delete empty source subdirectories that may remain after source files are moved.
To connect to this remote host, double-click the connection from the Connection panel, or select it and click Connect.
You may also import your connection list to and export your connection list from a text file. To export your connection list, right-click the remote server panel and select Export. To import your connection list, right-click the remote server panel and select Import. Both options are shown below (with "export" selected).