[theforum] Final Data Handover - still not happened

William Anderson neuro at well.com
Mon Mar 14 01:18:38 CST 2005

Jeff Howden wrote:
> [snip]
> I have an extremely busy schedule at work for the next few weeks as well as
> very limited time, if any, at home to address the issue of zipping the
> existing db and other media assets.  Additionally, as I'll be delivering
> media assets this time, the total filesize of the archive will be
> prohibitive to transfer from the machine via the net.

Can we get a total archive size please?  I don't see why this can't be a
rate-limited transfer to prevent flooding your connection and save time in
terms of having to grab the data+assets, compress them, encrypt them, burn
them to CD, package them, ship them, wait for (the possibly transatlantic)
delivery, etc...

Compressed I show the evolt database at the Jan 18th pull at ~ 25 meg - do
we really have hundreds of megs of assets for the site?  Nonetheless, a
CD-fittable amount of data transfer at around 128Kb/s (16KB/s) shouldn't
take more than around 10 hours (1hr to pull 57,600KB, 10hrs to pull
576,000KB).  Can we please consider this option before discarding it out of
hand and thus slowing the process even further?

Zip, store in password protected area, issue URL, sit back; sorted.

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