Configuring the Transfer Server (GUI)

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

Run asperascp in a terminal shell as root to launch the application. 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.

The Aspera Central transfer server's configuration parameters include:

Description Values Default
This is the network interface address on which the transfer server listens. The default value enables the transfer server to accept transfer requests from the local computer; The value 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
The port at which the transfer server accepts transfer requests. Positive integer between 1 and 65535 40001
Retain data that is stored in the database between reboots of Aspera Central.
  • Enable
  • Disable
The maximum number of files that can be retained for persistent storage. Positive integer 1000

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