Attempts to transfer a file to a **remote (Windows 7) computer ** have failed:

  • Teamviewer times-out
  • WinSCP times-out

I am forced to re-start (vs. resuming) transferring the files. I have temporarily positioned the file on my linux router and opened the SSH port for WinSCP. I can periodically access the remote (Windows 7) computer and WinSCP is available. It would be nice if WinSCP had rsync built-in.

Is there a robust (can resume session disconnects) file transfer protocol or app that will persistently reconnect until the transfer is completed (through SSH port 22).

  • Update: SFTP retrieved via ipkg to Linux router: SFTP tested \ confirmed
  • Update: Only the SCP connection over port 22 connected.
  • I'm guessing that if it times out, scp will return an error code, so you could easily write a bash while loop to keep calling it until it finishes without error. – psusi Feb 4 '18 at 18:17
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    rsync can transfer partial data over a flakey link given suitable flags – thrig Feb 4 '18 at 18:25
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    Pull it from a webserver using wget and the -c option. But winscp's site states it can resume - winscp.net/eng/docs/resume#automatic – ivanivan Feb 4 '18 at 18:46
  • In detail it states: "With SFTP and FTP protocols, when connection is broken, WinSCP can automatically reconnect and resume the transfer. This can be configured on Endurance page of Preferences dialog." – Steffen Ullrich Feb 4 '18 at 19:11
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this appears to refer to a server running Windows with client software that also runs only on Windows – roaima Feb 5 '18 at 21:40

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