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Status Not under consideration
Workspace Aspera Ideas
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 15, 2022

Add ascp4 support for async

Currently, directories with very high file-counts can either (1) use ascp4 and miss out on the benefits of async's database cache, or (2) use async and miss out on the benefits that ascp4 provides.

To fix this, async should support ascp4 and give users the ability to pass-through certain threading options to ascp4 as well (e.g. --read-threads, --write-threads, etc.).

Idea priority High
  • Admin
    Brian Din
    Aug 23, 2022

    FYI. There would not be any advantage in just replacing ascp by ascp4 for async transfers. When using async, ascp is only used to do the data transfer once a file is identified as needed to be transferred. The process of scanning and interacting with the filesystem to determine if a file needs to be synchronized is all within async. Async already provides similar options to ascp4 in terms of using multiple threads to do the interactions with the filesystem and use multiple transfer threads (ascp processes) to transfer the data.

  • Admin
    Brian Din
    Aug 16, 2022

    Thanks for the request. We will follow-up directly with you via the case to discuss your desired outcome.