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#60888 5-May-2010 04:00
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Wanting to maximize my use of slingshots free offpeak.

So is there anything that will start downloading anything new at 2am, and stop at 8am, only to resume what it was doing, and add any new stuff the next night at 2am?

Wanting to have it pull down anything new on my seedbox in a certain directory when its not going to cost me a large fortune.




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  #326713 5-May-2010 07:55
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I use Free Download Manager. You can queue up everything off your seedbox and have it automatically start and stop when ever you like (I go for 2:10am - 7:50pm to try and avoid any problems with times being out of sync with the ISP).

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Many download managers do scheduled downloading.

 
 
 
 




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  #327105 5-May-2010 21:03
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I know of many that will start transfers, but not ones that will stop. Will check that one out a little later on and see how it looks.

Got 80 gigs on the seedbox already that I have to get home somehow...




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  #327106 5-May-2010 21:05
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you could always set up an ftpd and implement rate limiting between certain hours. t wont stop the transfers, but you can drop them to a few KB/s.

from memory, raiden ftpd could do this.




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  #327108 5-May-2010 21:09
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if anyone finds one that does scheduling for FTP properly, please speak up. I want it for both up and down.

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allstarnz: if anyone finds one that does scheduling for FTP properly, please speak up. I want it for both up and down.


Cuteftp works for me. Drag items into queue window, then right click and set transfer times. I usually only use for downloading, but I'm sure for uploading it's the same. http://www.img-host.info/images/untitledoco.jpg

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  #327144 5-May-2010 22:17
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Hatch:
allstarnz: if anyone finds one that does scheduling for FTP properly, please speak up. I want it for both up and down.


Cuteftp works for me. Drag items into queue window, then right click and set transfer times


are you sure it has a STOP option too?  i dont see one in your screenshot....

FlashFXP has both START and STOP options in it:



Tools/Schedule menu




 
 
 
 


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  #327147 5-May-2010 22:23
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Nah missed that start-stop requirement. So no Cuteftp is not for you.

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I don't necessarily need a stop, i just want it to start at a particular time.



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Ok, seems that flashfxp will not do the schedule on a repeating basis, and it has a window that I cant minimize while it is waiting to do its downloads.

Close, but not quite workable.

Freedownload manager looks too much like malware from their site. Sure its the real deal?




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http://www.orbitdownloader.com/

Used it a couple of times to take advantage of the slingshot off peak. Seems to work well. Supports FTP. Has a scheduler. Might be what you are after.

EDIT: Hmmmm... after re-reading the OP, I don't know if it will do exactly what you are wanting. I have no idea how Seedbox works. Give it a try though.

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richms: Ok, seems that flashfxp will not do the schedule on a repeating basis, and it has a window that I cant minimize while it is waiting to do its downloads.

Close, but not quite workable.

Freedownload manager looks too much like malware from their site. Sure its the real deal?


FDM is legit, open source and code available on sourceforge.   The official site design is a bit lame and looks somewhat like a dodgy site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Download_Manager

There are tons of download managers that support ftp and claim to have scheduled downloads (auto hang uo/dial), there's bound to be one that fits your requirements:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_download_managers

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