Transfer Server Configuration

Set up the transfer server and more global/default settings.

Note: To configure the transfer server, you must run the application with admin or root privileges in order to enable the Configuration screen.

To configure IBM Aspera Enterprise Server, in the application ( asperascp) click Configuration.

Bring up the Configuration window

To configure the computer's Aspera Central transfer server, click Global tab in the left panel and select the Transfer Server.

Transfer Server configuration options.

To configure the Aspera Central transfer server in a Terminal, open aspera.conf with a text editor (/opt/aspera/etc/aspera.conf), locate or create the transfer server's section <central_server>...</central_server>:

<CONF version="2">
	...
<central_server>
  <address>127.0.0.1</address>                          <!-- Address -->
  <port>40001</port>                                    <!-- Port -->
  <persistent_store>enable</persistent_store>           <!-- Persistent store -->
  <files_per_session>1000</files_per_session>           <!-- Files per session -->
  <persistent_store_path>blank</persistent_store_path>  <!-- Persistent store path -->
  <persistent_store_max_age>86400</persistent_store_max_age> <!-- Max Age (sec) -->
  <persistent_store_on_error>ignore</persistent_store_on_error> <!-- Ignore on error -->	
  <compact_on_startup>enable</compact_on_startup>       <!-- Compact on startup-->
</central_server>
</CONF>

The Aspera Central transfer server's configuration options:

Field Description Values Default
Address This is the network interface address on which the transfer server listens. The default value 127.0.0.1 enables the transfer server to accept transfer requests from the local computer; The value 0.0.0.0 allows the transfer server to accept requests on all network interfaces for this node. Alternatively, a specific network interface address may be specified. Valid IPv4 address 127.0.0.1
Port The port at which the transfer server accepts transfer requests. Positive integer between 1 and 65535 40001
Persistent Storage Retain data that is stored in the database between reboots of Aspera Central.
  • Enable
  • Disable
Enable
Files per session The maximum number of files that can be retained for persistent storage. Positive integer 1000
Persistent Storage Path

Path to store data between reboots of Aspera Central. If the path is currently a directory, then a file is created with the default name central-store.db. Otherwise, the file will be named as specified in the path.

Valid system path /opt/aspera/var/

(assuming the product is installed in the default location)

Maximum age (Seconds) Maximum allowable age (in seconds) of data to be retained in the database. Positive integer 86400
Exit Central on storage error Terminate the Aspera Central server if an error writing to the database occurs.
  • Ignore
  • Exit
Ignore
Compact database on startup Enable or disable compacting (vacuuming) the database when the transfer server starts.
  • Enable
  • Disable
Enable

For the general configuration options (Authorization, Bandwidth, Network, File Handling, and Docroot), see the following sections:

Category Description
Authorization Connection permissions, token key, and encryption requirements.
Bandwidth Incoming and outgoing transfer bandwidth and policy settings.
Network Network IP, port, and socket buffer settings.
File Handling File handling settings, such as file block size, overwrite rules, and exclude pattern.
Document Root The document root settings.

If you are configuring the Enterprise Server from the command line, see the following sections:

Category Description
aspera.conf - Authorization Connection permissions, token key, and encryption requirements.
aspera.conf - Transfer Incoming and outgoing transfer bandwidth and policy settings.
aspera.conf - File System Docroot, file and directory creation, access permissions, block sizes, and so on.

If you have modified these settings from the command line, run the following command to restart Aspera Central:

$ /etc/init.d/asperacentral restart