How to transfer files with an .aspx extension

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The resume feature of Aspera transfers allows transfers that have been interrupted or stopped to continue at the point they left off, so that once started again they do not have to restart from the beginning.

When a file is being transferred, another file with the same name as the transferring file is created at the destination with an extension of .aspx. This .aspx file is used to keep track of the progress of the transfer and enable the resume feature if needed.

Therefore, if you need to transfer files with an .aspx extension, you will need to change the extension for the file Aspera uses to resume transfers.

Changing the .aspx extension for Enterprise Server/Connect Server/P2P/Client

Changing the default .aspx extension requires making a change to the configuration file aspera.conf. The recommended methods of doing so are through the GUI application for your product, or on the command line with asconfigurator.

Through the GUI

1. Launch the GUI and click the Configuration button in the top right corner.

2. You can configure a different .aspx extension for all transfers (Global), for transfers involving users in particular groups (Groups) or for transfers involving particular users (Users). Select the Global, Groups or Users tab according to your need.

3. Click the File Handling tab. Find the Resume Suffix setting. Select Override and input an extension of your choice. Make sure to include a period (.) as it is not added for you.

4. Click Apply, then OK to finish.

Through the command line

Open a command prompt and run the following command to change the extension for all transfers, replacing .extension with one of your choice:

asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;resume_suffix,.extension"

Use the following command to change the extension only for transfers involving users in a particular group:

asconfigurator -x "set_group_data,group_name;resume_suffix,.extension"

Use the following command to change the extension only for transfers involving a particular user:

asconfigurator -x "set_user_data,user_name;resume_suffix,.extension"

Make sure to include a period (.) as it is not added for you.

For example, to change the .aspx extension to .aspera for all transfers, you would run the following command:

asconfigurator -x "set_node_data;resume_suffix,.aspera"

Changing the .aspx extension for the Aspera Connect Browser Plug-In

The process of changing the .aspx extension is slightly different when making transfers through the web with the Connect plug-in. You will need to modify the aspera.conf file that specifically configures Connect transfers, and set a different extension from there.

1. Open the file named aspera.conf at the following location (or, create a file at this location if it does not exist):

      • Linux: /home/username/.aspera/connect/etc/aspera.conf
      • Windows: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Programs\Aspera\Aspera Connect\bin\aspera.conf
      • Mac: /Users/username/Applications/Aspera Connect.app/Contents/Resources/aspera.conf

You will need to do this for every system user who needs to make .aspx transfers with Connect.

2. Add the resume_suffix tag within the file_system section (all of which are nested in the default tag). If you created aspera.conf in the previous step, you can paste the contents shown below.

Replace .extension with an extension of your choice -- be sure to include a period (.) as it is not added for you.

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<CONF version="2">
<default>
<file_system>
<resume_suffix>.extension</resume_suffix>
</file_system>
</default>
</CONF>

For example, to change the .aspx extension to .aspera your aspera.conf file would look something like the following:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<CONF version="2">
<default>
<file_system>
<resume_suffix>.aspera</resume_suffix>
</file_system>
</default>
</CONF>
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