Problem: FTP Transfer 1Gig+ to Mac!

Problem: FTP Transfer 1Gig+ to Mac!

Post by Niles D. Ritt » Thu, 03 Mar 1994 11:58:59

Ok, anyone had to deal with this?

We have a HUGE file (about 1.3 Gigabytes) sitting on our VAX 6210, which is
running VMS 5.2, EXOS TCP/IP software, and we need to transfer it over to
another huge hard disk on our Macintosh Quadra 950, with MacTCP 2.0.4 and
System 7.1 installed. We are using an Excelan ethernet board mounted on
the Unibus port of our VAX.

We have tried to use the Mac FTP client Fetch 2.1.1, which seemed to be
working fine (about 300 Megs an hour)...

...UNTIL the byte-counter went past the 1,000,000,000 mark; at
1,000,000,512 bytes the program (and our Mac) crashed. We tried it
again, and this time it crashed around 1,000,002,400. I believe the
error message was "Bus Error".

We also tried using Telnet 2.5.1, with the FTP server turned on, and
in that case once we got to about 200 Megabytes the program didn't
crash, but it refused to transfer any more bytes.

I'm cross-posting this to comp.sys.dec, since I haven't ruled out the
possibility that some VAX account priviledge/quota hasn't been jacked
up high enough, but it's not clear which quota that could be.

Has anyone out there tried to transfer a >1Gig file to a Mac SCSI disk?
As a last resort we will use a VMS backup of the file to 4mm tape, and
use the commercial QTAPE utility which can put VMS backup format files
onto Macs, but we'd rather not if we don't have to.

Thanks in advance for any help you can come up with.

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