connection performance

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connection performance

Postby dhbishop » Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:44 am

Hi,

This is a perfect product for developers like me who have a team of freelance developers working for them and need to operate some form of version control over a distributed environment. Ingenious solution!

However while I have no concern that FtpVC can handle the number of files that we are working with (around 2000 template HTML files in 200 directories) I do find every operation is slow.

I am happy to check in and out single files at a time but each operation/file takes around 5-10 seconds for files of around 10kb.

I am working in the UK on a tested broadband collection of 6.5Mb, talking to a UK based server hosted with Rackspace in the docklands with a ping return from my location of 31ms.

I have found other Ftp software to be much quicker, I am aware that additional files are being read/written from the server for each operation, but still it feels like it takes a long time for each file.

Although I have only been using FtpVC for under a month, I am a fan and will stick with it despite being slow because it solves a huge headache for me version control/ftp wise.

Are there any tricks I can use to speed things up a bit??

Many thanks,

David.
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Re: connection performance

Postby psguru » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:06 am

It usually boils down to the performance of FTP, especially the overhead of transferring multiple files. I'll send you enhanced tracing instructions via a private message. Please follow them and the the log to me, and perhaps we'll be able to see where the slowdown occurs.
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Re: connection performance

Postby MiloDC » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:15 pm

Have you developers considered multiple connections per session? Some other FTP softwares do this (e.g. Site Publisher), and it is much, much faster.
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Re: connection performance

Postby psguru » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:43 pm

We haven't, actually.This is something for a future version.
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