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Self-distributing a torrent

Discussion in 'Torrents' started by mrtwister_65, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    Need an advice.
    Is this possible at all? I want to make a torrent from my file (on IDE drive) and self-download it to my other drive (SATA, which connected through IDE-to SATA convertor to motherboard on same PC).
    Reason is when I copy-move a huge (2 GB) file through convertor from IDE drive to SATA it gives me md5 hash-errors. I think its due the bottleneck in connection-transportation of files through convertor.

    I believe that can be solved if a file will be moved as a torrent file, as torrent program (I use utorrent) will rewrite and mend any errors in packet transportation. So I need to distribute it to myself.
    Question: How can I do it without going online through public or private trackers. And will it work at all?
     
  2. Cloaks

    Cloaks Regular Member

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    Use winrar, pack it into a .rar and split it into 20 parts. Problem solved. Hope that helps.
     
  3. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    Not quite... ;)
    Thing is with those convertors to unpack that archive on SATA drive it will need to go through bottleneck back again (and when it goes back it does it even slower-worse). But I'll give it a try.
    Yes, it will work if I will just keep it as archive for while, till I get myself newer motherboard. Anyway, thanks. Looks like I'll go for archiving it as winrar file. :)
     
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  4. varkey

    varkey Newbie

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    Cant you download dierctly to the sata drive?
     
  5. Mr Ex

    Mr Ex Regular Member

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    You can use a flash drive. If you don't want to spend money or don't have access to it, then you can upload your files on an ftp server and download it to your other drive.
     
  6. timothywcrane

    timothywcrane Power Member

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    Just use a file uploading site such as mediafire etc. No login required. If you want a pass to keep files private, you can do that too.
     
  7. minute80

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    You are having this error for two reasons (both could be true):

    1) For pins are damaged somewhere
    2) Your hard drive is failing

    In 2) case I wouldn't even try to move files on SATA drive, since it would probably result in data loss in near future.

    In any case try to rar file into multiple volumes and then compy them by using:
    Code:
    http://johnsonyip.com/wordpress/2010/01/19/teracopy-free-copy-files-faster-and-more-reliably-in-windows/
    
    That will probably solve your problem.

     
  8. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    No, my motherboard and other 6 drives are all IDE.

    File is too huge to go for flash.

    I don't think its 'cause of pins, this happens only with files from particular resource.
     
  9. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    Have you tried using teracopy then?

     
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  10. mrtwister_65

    mrtwister_65 Regular Member

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    I'll give it a try... thanks
    will it notify me in case of error or just skip silently?
     
  11. prowler.inc

    prowler.inc Newbie

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    use a rar and split it.
     
  12. minute80

    minute80 Regular Member

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    It can retry certain number of tries or just skip silently, you decide how does it behave.

     
  13. ChanzGrande

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    You said the file was greater than 2GB. Well it must be quite larger if you can't put it on a 4GB flash drive. Anyway, why not just use winrar with a decent compression level to shrink the file, and then split it into smaller archives if need be to move it with a flash drive?

    Anyway, you could always:

    1. Create a torrent using any open trackers
    2. Install a secondary bittorrent client on the SATA
    3. Seed from the IDE
    4. Download to the SATA

    And yes, I have done this myself, but that was for different purposes.