I have 3 sites connected with site-to-site VPNs using RV042.
The service is ADSL with 3000kbps down and 500kbps up.
So, file transfers from site to site are necessarily limited by the 500kbps upload speed that's available.
(We're considering upgrading the speeds and that's one good reason for this question).
I'm in the middle of running some tests because of the following:
- I know that external ftp transfers do work at the limits of the ADSL
- Windows file transfers through the VPN, like copy and paste, are *very* slow. They seem to start up quickly enough but the tranfer rate seems very low. (I'm measuring this now.)
- I want to compare doing Windows transfers (as above) to doing ftp transfers over the VPN.
In the end, we want to do useful/responsive file sharing between sites.
One consideration would be to set up a file server at one site and then use ftp over the VPN between sites but I'm not sure it's worth the trouble or if using ftp is going to be any better than the Windows transfers or if there isn't even a better way to get decent transfer rates. I'm not even sure I can sell this approach to the users.
What are good practices for site-to-site file sharing like this?