Hot Folders on the Windows platform runs as the AsperaSync service. The hot folders feature is not available on other operating systems. There are two alternatives on other operating systems: Simple sync and Aspera Sync.
Available for: Linux, Mac OS, Isilon, and Solaris
Requires: Enterprise Server, Point-to-Point, Aspera Client, or Connect Server
Description: Simple Sync provides similar types of features to automate transfers from a "watched folder" as hot folders. Simple Sync syncs a local folder with remote nodes by doing the following:
Scanning the local folder for any file that is at rest and has been altered since the last scan.
If a file is at rest and has changed, Simple Sync queues the file up for a transfer using ascp.
Simple Sync can be scheduled to run at desired intervals using cron. To learn more about Simple Sync, please contact Aspera Technical Support using the information below.
Available for: Windows, Linux, and Mac OS
Requires: Enterprise Server or Point-to-Point
Description: Aspera Sync is a licensed product that provides an interface similar to rsync, but uses Aspera's fasp. Please visit the following link to read more about Aspera Sync: