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How to transfer large volumes of small files at accelerated speeds

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The issues associated with transferring large volumes of small data and how to resolve these challenges

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How to transfer large volumes of small files at accelerated speeds

  1. 1. June Webinar: How to Transfer Large Volumes of Small Files at Accelerated Speeds Chris Bailey
  2. 2. Agenda • The Problem: Transferring large volumes of small files • Test Case • Alternatives • Other Complementary Features • Questions 2 | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  3. 3. The Problem: Transferring Large Volumes of Small Files • Each file needs set up/teardown • FTP sends PASV command followed by STOR command • Fine with large files, but with many small files it takes too long • Introduce latency and it is even worse 3 | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  4. 4. Test Case • 37,000 files, 900 directories • FileZilla – Takes too long to wait for! • FileCatalyst HotFolder with Single Archive option – finishes quickly 4 | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  5. 5. Alternatives • Zipping it yourself in manual, need to unzip other side • What if one file changes? Send it all again 5 | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  6. 6. Other Complementary Features • Transfer cache – detects what has changed • File system monitoring 6 | © Copyright FileCatalyst, 2013
  7. 7. Questions?

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