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Offline m77

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alternative way to ftp?
« on: January 14, 2011, 11:13:09 AM »
I have a pc with one gig of memory and a 1.8 processor. I am running windows xp. I am also running yawcam Webcam capturing an image every 5 mins.

when I try to run a batch file to ftp a very small wxsim forecast file it takes forever.

is there another way to get the file automatically to my server?
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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 12:02:33 PM »
You could use Fling to do that.
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Offline Bushman

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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2011, 12:26:09 PM »
The choice of SW should not matter; something else is going on.

Offline m77

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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 12:49:08 PM »
that's what I thought.

it works on my laptop on the same network which may tell us something.

the pc struggles for memory . could it be this?

if so is there an alternative apart from from getting more memory or changing machines?
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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 01:10:40 PM »
Short of getting more memory, you might be able to stop Yawcam, FTP and then restart.  You should look at Task Manager to see who is using the memory/processor.  Or try a lighter weight FTP like http://winscp.net/eng/download.php

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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2011, 01:14:55 PM »
that sounds do able.

when you say light weight ftp, how do you know what is and what isn't? I will try your suggestions when I return on Monday but what do you look for for a lightweight ftp?
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Re: alternative way to ftp?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2011, 03:22:41 PM »
just realised that the weather link software has an upload facility. I will check that out also on Monday.
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