|Transferring Files with the Application|
To connect to a remote computer or to a server in the cloud, you need to add it in the Connection Manager. If you are planning to perform transfers with cloud storage, you must meet the following prerequisites:
Start the application. Run asperascp. In the upper-right corner, click Connections to open the Connection Manager.
This opens the Connection Manager dialog. Click to create a new connection. You can also use to duplicate a selected connection (to copy all information into a new profile) and to delete a connection profile.
When you create a new connection, the Create Connection dialog pops up in which you select the type of connection. Select Create a standard connection if you are not using the Aspera Transfer Service (ATS) to authenticate a connection to cloud storage.
To name or rename a connection, click the orange connection profile name at the top of the screen to open the Rename Connection dialog. 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||Host information, such as the address, login credentials, and connection ports.|
|Transfer||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 describe the configuration 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 password or public key authentication. To use key-based authentication, see Creating SSH Keys.|
|Storage Type||Use the drop-down menu to configure storage in the
cloud. 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 (or Bucket Path or Path for most cloud storage)||The default directory when connecting to this computer. When left blank, browsing the remote host brings up either the user account's document root (docroot), or the last-visited folder. When a path is set, connecting to the host always brings up the exact directory.|
|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||Select from the following options: Automatically generate allows the user interface to generate the transfer name; Automatically generate and add prefix uses auto-generated name with a customizable prefix; Specify uses the user-specified name.|
|Policy||Select the FASP transfer policy.
|Speed||Select to specify the transfer rate. The target rate is constrained by the global bandwidth in the Preferences window. Refer to Global Bandwidth Settings (GUI).|
|Retry||Select to automatically retry the transfer after a recoverable failure
for a set amount of time, in seconds, minutes or hours. You may set the
initial and maximum retry intervals by clicking the More
For example, if the retry is set for 180 seconds, the initial interval is 10 seconds, and the maximum interval is 60 seconds, then the transfer will retry at 10, 30, 70, 130, and 180 seconds after the first try, such that the interval progression is 10, 20, 40, 60, 60, and 50 seconds. The last interval is not the maximum because the retry period ends with a final retry.
As another example, if the retry is set for 600 seconds, the initial interval is 30 seconds, and the maximum interval is 120 seconds, then the transfer will retry at 30, 90, 210, 330, 450, 570, and 600 seconds after the first try, such that the interval progression is 30, 60, 120, 120, 120, 120, and 30 seconds. Again, the last interval is not the maximum because the retry period ends with a final retry.
|Show Advanced Settings||Click the Show Advanced Settings button to
reveal the following options:
|Generate delivery confirmation receipt||Select this 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).See 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 that will be excluded|
|Encryption||Select this option to encrypt files while transferring. Encryption may decrease performance, especially at higher transfer speeds and with slower computers.|
|Content Protection||Select Encrypt uploaded files with a password to
encrypt the uploaded files with the specified password. The protected file
has the extension .aspera-env appended to the file name.
Select Decrypt password-protected files downloaded to prompt for the decryption password when downloading encrypted files.
|Resume||Select Resume incomplete files to enable the
resume feature. Select the method of comparing files from the
When checking files for differences dropdown
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 Handling||Select Automatically delete source files after
transfer to delete the successfully-transferred files from
the source. Select Delete empty source subdirectories
to also remove the folder.
Select Automatically move uploaded source files to a directory after transfer and specify the location on the source machine to which they should be moved. Only a path to an existing location on the client can be specified.
To connect to this remote host, double-click the connection in the Connection panel, or select it and click Connect.
You can also export and import your connection list to and 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).