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# 177073 21-Jul-2015 06:00
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I'm trying to exchange some large files (~3GB) with a colleague in NZ and we're finding Dropbox too slow and S3 unreliable (tried the Sydney and LA locations and getting lots of broken pipe errors on the NZ side) so I'm thinking of getting an NZ hosted FTP server to use instead.

Can anyone recommend a FTP host? I haven't found any with NZ based servers yet.


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  # 1348129 21-Jul-2015 06:04
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Tried Mega?  I've always found it to be very fast.

Another good alternative might be owncloud set up at one of your locations, cut out the middle man as it were.

Or bittorrentsync.

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  # 1348143 21-Jul-2015 07:25
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BitTorrent Sync is pretty awesome, easy to use too.

If S3 is unreliable then it's more likely the connection. S3 is a very reliable service. BT Sync would work around this.


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  # 1348158 21-Jul-2015 08:16
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Honestly, if you're having reliability issues with S3, one of you likely has a dodgy connection. Whatever you end up using, make sure it supports resuming because you'll probably need it. Try BTSync as suggested above.

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  # 1348178 21-Jul-2015 09:04
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Thanks, we'll try BT Sync

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  # 1348198 21-Jul-2015 09:27
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Yea FTP is even more susceptible than those other services. The beuaty of a bittorrent based sync is that it can get around poor connections.

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  # 1348203 21-Jul-2015 09:39
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I use and it is good.


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  # 1355542 30-Jul-2015 20:59
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BT Sync worked well. Transferred ~5GB in 10 or so hrs.

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