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1/11/11
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Bas Braams

Need to upload in update mode

Greetings. I am uploading about 20K files (about 20GB total size) to Docs. They are non-convertible; most of them are gzipped tar files. It is not an entirely smooth process, it is going to take three days, and I think I'm loosing at least 0.1% of the transmission due to "unexpected server error". So, when the upload is done I'll need a second iteration to correct errors -- which means that I'll need to identify the errors or the system should identify them. If this were a transfer from one Unix system to another then I could think of some strategies based on a diff of directory listings to find out what needs to be sent again, but for this transfer from Unix to Docs it isn't so obvious. So I have a feature request that would meet my immediate need and many other needs too. I would like to be able to do an upload in update mode. Basically I would repeat the upload command, but the Docs system should check in each instance if a file with the same name and identical content (i.e., identical checksum of some sort) is already in the Docs system and in that case don't upload. In fact, in the spirit of GDocs, it shouldn't even care if the name is matched, the name is just a tag; if the file already exists in Docs (based on checksum) then don't upload, just do something sensible with the identical file that is already in the system.
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shades97
1/11/11
shades97
You're not going to get far anyway with a 2GB upload limit.
1/11/11
Original Poster
Bas Braams
I bought some more space.
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