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Data Transfers over 3G

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#1 quorthun


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 09:58 AM

Hello, I would like some advice on transferring large files over a 3G network. I am trying to transfer a 500MB zipped file on a total of 83 Windows 7 laptops that are all connected using 3G Aircards. I have them on a Pertino SDN network and can transfer smalls files to all of them eaisly. I would like to start deploying software remotely to these laptops and I hoped you guys can help me out.  Also, first thing being said, I am not able to spend any money at this moment so I am relying on finding an open-source solution.  (I will look into a paid service when available)

- When I tried copying and pasting files to the remote windows 7 3G laptops, 500MB was going to take an average of 4-7 hours, I have tested on multiple laptops. This of course will not be ideal what so ever.

- If the transfer takes that long, I would like an open-source free solution to using a tool that can start to transfer the large file, and if the laptop goes offline, loses connectivity, or something happens, the tool will be able to start back up when it sees the laptop back online again and finishing transferring.

- Also any cloud-based FTP service is welcomed, as long as the uploaded 500 MB zip file does not take 4+ hours to download. 1 hour is preferred, or less of course. I have already tried filedropper, lets just say its not a good service when transferring anything over 100 MB.

- Do not worry about a script or something to write to deploy to all 83 of them, I have that covered or can figure that part out, what I really need assistance with here is finding some sort of way of transferring 500MB files over a 3G network that will not take 4-7 hours.


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#2 CaveDweller2


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 05:53 PM

I think the easiest thing would be find some free web hosting. I'm not sure FTP supported cloud storage is a thing right now. Search for some that offer enough space to hold your data AND enough data transfer to handle what you need. But no real reason you couldn't do more than one account. Like I do with Google Drive =) 

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