FTP to a Windows 2008 Server

Posted on 2012-09-09
Last Modified: 2012-09-09

I have a windows 2008 server with the configuration below:
C: Drive: 149GB (Mirrors)
D: Drive: 7.27TB (Raid 5)

I am trying to ftp a 420GB file from an AIX server to this windows machine.

I open a command prompt, change to the d: drive and switch to the folder I want the file to copy to.  But it looks like a temp file is being created on the C: Drive and it errors out the ftp with the following message:

C:\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Tmp46.tmp:Software caused connection abort
Aborting any active data connections.

That temp file is the size of the file on the D: Drive when it errors out.
It errors because the C drive runs out of space.

If I am copying over to the D Drive why would a tmp file be greated on the C Drive and can I change where the tmp file is being created?

Thank you.
Question by:cbones
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    Accepted Solution

    The solution is to set temp directories to another drive which has a lot of free space, e.g.:

    set TEMP=D:\junk
    set TMP=D:\junk
    If running ftp from command prompt and getting large files, then just run those commands in the command window before starting ftp.

    Otherwise set those as control panel environment variables.

    Author Comment

    Thank you. Worked perfect.

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