Aspera basic usage

With the Aspera Client successfully installed and configured, you can use the provided UI component to perform various actions.

Note: Only basic examples of use are offered here. For complete details on the Aspera Client UI, see the Aspera Client User’s Guide, which is available from the Aspersoft website.

File transfer with Aspera

  1. If necessary, launch the Aspera Client:
    • Linux (Debian/RedHat): From a Terminal Session, issue the command asperaascp.
      • Mac OSX: Navigate to Macintosh HD > Applications > Aspera Client, or launch a Terminal Session and issue the command asperaascp.
      • Microsoft Windows: Select Start Menu > All Programs > Aspera > Client > Client, and input appropriate Administrator login credentials.
  2. In the right-hand pane, click to select a Connection you've previously configured.
  3. Click the Connect button.
  4. If applicable, provide the Password (“passphrase”) for the SSH key used.
  5. To upload, navigate the directory tree in the left-hand pane (your local system):
    • Double-click directories to open them and reveal content
    • Click to select directories or files for transfer
  6. Navigate the tree in the right-hand pane. (This is the NetStorage Storage Group.) Select the directory to serve as the target of the upload.
  7. Click the Right Arrow button (top) to begin the upload of files to NetStorage.
What you should see

Individual entries for each file being transferred will be revealed in the Transfers tab at the bottom of the UI.

You can view additional transfer details

With a transfer in progress, you can click the Details button in the top of the interface to view detailed statistical information, including average speed, time elapsed and average loss (if applicable).

The Details button in the Aspera Client UI

Rename of uploaded files is not supported

Both panes within the Aspera Client UI allow you click a selected entry a second time to change its name. Renaming is not supported in NetStorage. Attempts to do so for files/directories in NetStorage (entries in the right-hand pane of the Aspera Client UI) are not be applied to actual content.

Note: If desired, the Aspera Client UI can be used to rename files or directories on your local system. (You can use the left-hand pane which is your local system tree.) However, if the same file already exists in the storage group, that version will remain. (You have to manually remove it from the storage group, and this isn't suppoorted via the Aspera Client.)