Release Date: September 30, 2016
Updated: October 3, 2016
Aspera is excited to introduce the major release of IBM Aspera Enterprise Server, Connect Server, Desktop Client, and Point-to-Point Client for Linux and Windows. This 3.7.1 release provides the new features, fixes, and other improvements listed below.
- The performance of the FASP protocol has been enhanced. Compared to prior releases, unencrypted CPU-bound transfers may see an increase of up to 100% in overall throughput; and encrypted CPU-bound transfers may see an increase in overall throughput of up to 20%.
- Resume mode checks in Ascp now use a SHA-2-based MD5 checksum algorithm by default
- Ascp now features new complete include and exclude filter options to support glob and regular expression matching
- A new FASP Manager API feature can be used to send an event when individual arguments
- Ascp now includes a new asynchronous “in transfer” post-processing engine with Lua scripts
- Parallel (multi-session) transfers initiated from the command line can now use a URI for the filepath
- a4 now ships pre-installed in the bin/ directory of Enterprise Server, Point-to-Point, and Client
- New options parallelize all file operations with a configurable number of threads for directory traversal and file attribute checking, as well as read/write
- Transfers to AWS S3 and S3-compatible storages are now supported
- a4 now includes support for all file resume, skip, and overwrite options of standard ascp
- The preservation of file owner uid and gid (--preserve-file-owner-uid, --preserve-file-owner-gid) is now supported in a4
- Support for FASP management APIs is complete
- a4 features a new FASP Manager-I/O interface to support byte stream (“streaming”) transfers. This support includes stream-to-file and stream-to-object storage transfer over WAN at high speed
- Transfers of empty directories, including to S3 APIs, are now supported
- Transfers of sparse files are also now supported
- A new case-insensitive filter can return filename matches regardless of case to Aspera Files
- The /ops/transfers API has been improved, including new support for setting transfer rates, bandwidth priorities, and pausing/resuming/canceling active transfers
- Asperanoded includes improvements in the /info and / API response
- /ops token authorization now uses SHA-2 as the default checksum, rather than SHA-1
- The status of files and transfers can now be reported by iteration token from the Node API
- File modification events, including delete and rename, are now logged to redis/scalekv
- Default and allowed SSL ciphers have been updated to eliminate support for 3DES and to align the defaults with hardened versions
- Users can now run asnodeadmin --db-update to migrate data from Enterprise Server 3.5.6 and earlier versions.
- Asperacentral has a new raw options capability that allows users to authorize the use of raw format ascp options in raw format by configuring aspera.conf.
Watchfolder and Aspera Watch Service
- Reports state of asperawatchfolderd in addition to the state of the transport and state of the watch.
- Users can now select an existing aspera watchfolderd service when creating a watchfolder.
- Two new APIs for Watchfolder, one to start, stop, and manage asperawatchfolderd and asperawatchd (asperarund) and one to configure user access to specific instances of asperawatchfolderd and asperawatchd (access_control)
- Support for force-send-after configuration for growing files
- The configuration of asperawatchfolderd can be updated without re-sending the remote host password
- Watchfolder can now retry failed drops
- Many enhancements to the robustness of asperawatchfolderd
- Encryption-at-rest is now supported
- asperawatchfolderd now initiates transfers with a destination root, allowing Watchfolder transfers to work using the Aspera upload option for Akamai storage (requires a minimum server software version on the Akamai side).
- Support for Access keys and storage roots to allow async to run on Aspera Files and other Node v4 apps
- The new recursive mtime option enables the exclusion of directories and files older than a configured timestamp
- A new asyncadmin option prints file attributes
- Pending file bytes are now reported correctly in Aspera Console during an async pull
- New --delete-delay option allows the delete operations in a unidirectional sync to be delayed until the end of sync
- New reporting by Shares user in Aspera Console
- Supports HDFS and Cleversafe object storage with NetApp object storage support using its S3-compatible API
- trapd can now connect to Swift cloud storage using a self-signed certificate
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