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One-off large upload


Razakel
12-09-2010, 21:54
Quote Originally Posted by Andy
Their infinity defeats the point of even supplying fibre... Fibre was supposed to alleviate the need to traffic shape, not add it PLUS a download cap! *****s.

Anyhow, as I said earlier you could upload 60GB in a little under 2 weeks on a 512Kbps upload.

Edit: I love how the word i d i o t is starred out
It's not a cap per se, more "if you go over 100GB we deprioritise you". I only had issues when trying to stream iPlayer in HD at peak times.

jonlewi5
12-09-2010, 18:03
How did you guess indeed sir.

unclebob
12-09-2010, 18:03
Quote Originally Posted by jonlewi5
haha no, i for one dont, we are very very lucky, as we are one of the only landline providers that do not use BT exchanges, we have direct access to all the exchanges and can make any changes in real time without having to wait for BT to do it and can actually see what is going on at the exchanges. so in that respect no
Hull?

Andy
12-09-2010, 16:52
As long as you limit it to a few Mbps you would probably be OK Still faster than your standard ADSL connection!

jonlewi5
12-09-2010, 16:43
Quote Originally Posted by Winit
Do you read a script for a living?
haha no, i for one dont, we are very very lucky, as we are one of the only landline providers that do not use BT exchanges, we have direct access to all the exchanges and can make any changes in real time without having to wait for BT to do it and can actually see what is going on at the exchanges. so in that respect no

Winit
12-09-2010, 16:32
Do you read a script for a living?

jonlewi5
12-09-2010, 14:51
ahh right, cheers for that. i have little to no experience with fiber

Andy
12-09-2010, 14:46
Same would apply on any connection, however reserving 10-15% of the total upload capacity should be sufficient to browse normally.

jonlewi5
12-09-2010, 14:42
You also need to remember that if you did do it from home, your connection will be nearly useless for those days considering you will be saturating your line with the upstream

This would be for ADSL, not sure about fiber.

I dont think id be allowed to do this at work otherwise i would (work for an ISP, have an umetered up and downstream transfer rate, have hit 40 meg through on the downstream before!! )

Andy
12-09-2010, 12:48
Their infinity defeats the point of even supplying fibre... Fibre was supposed to alleviate the need to traffic shape, not add it PLUS a download cap! *****s.

Anyhow, as I said earlier you could upload 60GB in a little under 2 weeks on a 512Kbps upload.

Edit: I love how the word i d i o t is starred out

randomguy
12-09-2010, 12:38
In Sweden 100mbit upload is pretty much the standard these days, with gigabit being currently rolled out in the major cities.

Uploading such an amount might be rather challenging if it's your private data and not for example software that you could re-download from the web directly onto your server.

Winit
12-09-2010, 12:13
BT Infinity has a 300GB cap but it's a little useless as they traffic shape.

cm2187
12-09-2010, 09:36
BT infinity doesn't mention a 100mb cap. One of the options has a 40mb cap. Did I miss some footnotes?

cm2187
12-09-2010, 09:27
unfotunately BT infinity is available a few hundred meters away from my block but not here...

Andy
11-09-2010, 23:46
Nope My broadband is unlimited lol. I can do more than 100GB in both directions a month =P Just takes longer.

Razakel
11-09-2010, 23:37
Quote Originally Posted by NickW
Find someone at university/college with a decent connection and lend them an external HDD to do it.

Or maybe someone had the new BT Infinity connection? Around 10Mbps upload.
I have BT Infinity. 27 down, 10 up. Jealous?

100GB monthly cap, though. *******s.

Andy
11-09-2010, 19:29
All OVH servers are located in France (Roubaix I think for all of their DC's). No servers are actually in the UK.

For security reasons nobody is allowed in the DC's except when their servers are co-located. And they sure as hell wouldn't let you hook up to the network.

NickW
11-09-2010, 19:28
Find someone at university/college with a decent connection and lend them an external HDD to do it.

Or maybe someone had the new BT Infinity connection? Around 10Mbps upload.

cm2187
11-09-2010, 19:16
I have no idea about where the OVH UK dedicated servers are located but do you think they would allow me to pop by and connect a laptop to their network for a few minutes to do this?

Perhaps I should offer some guys in Sweden 50 do to this! Can't wait to have fibre optic in the UK!

Andy
11-09-2010, 19:08
Nobody I know does this no, but that's why we have the backup FTP solutions (or know someone in Sweden with 10Mbps upload ).

If it's fresh data then you'll probably just have to bare uploading it slowly. It's not that long though to be fair on the average connection (0.5Mbps upload).


Uploading 60 GB at 0.5 Mbps will take approx. 11 Day(s), 9 Hour(s), 4 Min(s), 0 Sec(s)

cm2187
11-09-2010, 17:30
Hello

stupid question (which I am sure everyone must have faced at least once).

Is there any smart way to do a large one-off upload (40-60GB) to a server? Doing this from any regular broadband connection would take at least a week. Are you aware of anyone offering this kind of service (we mail them some disk/DVDs and they make them available online or upload them to your ftp)?

thanks
Charles