accelerating downloads over Cisco VPN (need to download 80 GB over network drive)

accelerating downloads over Cisco VPN (need to download 80 GB over network drive)

Post by Noma » Sat, 07 Oct 2006 02:39:52



About once every six months, I move data from my company's servers to a
local 500 GB drive. I need to download about 80 GB from this out-of-state
server. The best sustained download rate I am getting is about 425 kbps.
The aggregate rate over the past nine days of 250 kbps with restarts after
disconnects. At this rate, it will take 30+ days. My connection is
extreme fast - repeatedly, I am get 4000 - 5000 kbps

1) Are there any client applications that will improve the speed? I can't
alter the server or VPN in any way. Moreover, these files don't exist on an
FTP.

2) Do any of these download accelerators help the fundamental transfer
speed?

3) Would a download manager help assist for broken downloads? The
connections comes down about once ever two days.


Data:
Cisco VPN client
Cable modem for connectivity

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accelerating downloads over Cisco VPN (need to download 80 GB over network drive)

Post by Simo » Mon, 09 Oct 2006 03:07:26


Hi,
Not being funny, but for once every 6 months why not send them an
external usb hard disk, then get the data copied to that and sent back
to you ?
A download manager would help with the broken downloads, as far as
accelerators are concerned you still have to shift the data, depending
what that data is and how compressible that is would be the key to
whether it's good for you or not.
simon

 
 
 

accelerating downloads over Cisco VPN (need to download 80 GB over network drive)

Post by Noma » Mon, 09 Oct 2006 05:17:18

That would be obviously more efficient. However, much of this information
is sensitive. While my intentions are good, that would be very paranoid
about my activities.