Block Level FTP File Sync
Normally, when a file is changed, the whole file will be synchronized. Even if you just added a single byte. It's a total waste of time and bandwidth.
Block Level Sync only copies changed part, not the whole file. It will improve the sync performance significantly.
When a file is changed, the whole file will be synchronized even if the source file changed a single byte. It's a total waste of time and bandwidth!
Only changed part will be synchronized. You can image that how much time and bandwidth you can save for 100 MB files, 1 GB files.
How can I know whether it actually works?
Except that you can feel the sync process completes much more faster, you can also see different info in log file:
12/29/2013 10:35:34 PM [Update Local File] [OK] d:\temp\arrow_xxx\AdobeAIRInstaller.exe (Block level transfer copied 138 KB of 17.2 MB)
We also did several tests so you can know how fast it can be:
- FTP Synchronizer and server is connected via Wifi, speed limits to 500KB/second
- Local and remote files are same, then we added a single byte at the beginning of each local files
||Block-Level Sync Disabled
||Block-Level Sync Enabled
How can I use block level FTP sync?
There are two things you need to do:
- Make sure you installed the latest version of FTP Synchronizer. This feature is only available in v6 and newer.
- Replace your current FTP server software with our Rock FTP Server. RockFTP server is a full features FTP server software with block-level transfer supported. If you don't want to abandon your current server software, you can let Rock FTP Server to listen on a different port so they can work together.
|So, why don't you
|| and enjor the wonderful block-level sync feature right now?
- Block level sync only works when a file is large than 10KB
- Rock FTP serve is a standard FTP server, it also works with other FTP client.
- Rock FTP Server is our product. You can get the same level of technical support like FTP Synchronizer. (online chat, email, remote support...etc)
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