Client Applications

Direct Transfer

Updated: July 31, 2020

The purpose of the Direct Transfer feature is to add a third core capability to Nuxeo Drive: one-time transfer of content between the user desktop and the Nuxeo server.

Direct Transfer allows users having installed Nuxeo Drive to upload new content to the server, as opposed to using the traditional document creation from Nuxeo Web UI. This will be particularly useful in the case of big files.

This is also different from what is done in the core of Nuxeo Drive: transfers are not tight to synchronization roots but everywhere on the server (depending on user access rights).

Nuxeo Drive upload capability provides a productive and network resilient way of transferring the content and leverage chunking capabilities of the platform to send content to the server.

Create a Transfer

  1. Open Nuxeo Drive from your desktop and click on Direct Transfer.
    The files selection box opens.
  2. Select the document(s) you want to transfer and click on Open.
    The Direct Transfer popup opens.
  3. Select the remote folder where you want the document(s) to be uploaded.
    The selected path will update depending on the remote folder selected.
  4. Optional: from this popup you can also add more files by clicking on Add files at the top right of the popup.
  5. Click on OK to launch the transfer.

Duplicate Management
On Nuxeo Drive 4.4.4, if a document is already present on the remote folder, a duplicate document will be created, this is the same behavior as when adding a new file from Web UI.

Launch a Transfer

Once a transfer is launched, a new popup appears.

From there you have full control on your transfer, you can:

  • pause/resume or cancel any upload.
  • monitor each upload thanks to the progress bar.

Once transfers are done, the popup closes and a desktop notification lets you know that the transfer is complete (works only for files > 25 MiB).

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