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FileZilla connections

#1 Post by Luke » 2009-07-02 19:34

Is there a way to get connected to two different servers concurrently in order to upload some files?

I don't want to upload concurrently, just to prevent the connection from closing. I tried opening two instances of FileZilla and the result was that whereas the files for the 1st server were all normally uploaded, the files of the 2nd one were not... Unfortunately, this task is done via another pc (at my workplace) so I do not have access whenever I want and I' m not sure what happened, but I suppose that the 2nd connection closed while waiting for the 1st one to terminate its task.

Before that, I used SmartFTP which did the job I' d like by opening two tabs in the same instance of FileZilla and creating a common queue for all files but it has expired its trial period. I can't find any similar convenience in FileZilla.
Is it likely to be anywhere "hidden"?

Thanks in advance. :D

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Re: FileZilla connections

#2 Post by boco » 2009-07-03 01:49

Two Filezilla instances operate totally independantly. That means, one instance will never wait for the other. You should check the logs of the second instance to find out why it stopped.

Filezilla will open new connections to the FTP server for data transfers. So if you transfer two files and browse the server, you have 3 connections open. Some servers only allow a certain number of connections, a few even only one! Filezilla will fail to treansfer on these servers unless you do this: http://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Using ... ed_servers.

You could connect to the first server, queue up the files to transfer, then connect to the second, and do the same. Filezilla will then happily transfer all files in sequence.
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Re: FileZilla connections

#3 Post by botg » 2009-07-03 08:10

Two Filezilla instances operate totally independantly. That means, one instance will never wait for the other
Not quite. There's a global mutex for accessing the configuration files.

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Re: FileZilla connections

#4 Post by Luke » 2009-07-03 09:06

boco wrote: You could connect to the first server, queue up the files to transfer, then connect to the second, and do the same. Filezilla will then happily transfer all files in sequence.
Do you mean inside the same instance?
If it is so, how FileZilla will "know" that it should be reconnected to the 1st server to complete the queue?

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#5 Post by boco » 2009-07-03 16:45

Filezilla can have transfers from many servers in the queue. The login info is usually remembered (not for logontype Interactive) and the transfers open independent connections to the server. So you actually can be disconnected from any server or be connected to server B, while transferring from server A.

Short: Queue transfers are independent from the currently logged on server.
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Re: FileZilla connections

#6 Post by Luke » 2009-07-03 20:05

boco wrote:So you actually can be disconnected from any server or be connected to server B, while transferring from server A.

Short: Queue transfers are independent from the currently logged on server.
Thanks for the info! I didn't know that.

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