File Transfer


File Transfer is a Mender add-on providing the functionality of transferring files on and off any accepted device.

Mender File Transfer vs FTP and SFTP

From the caller's perspective, File Transfer offers a simple HTTP API to GET and PUT files. On a device mender-connect handles requests from the backend and provides data to reply to the HTTP calls. The implementation does not relay on any third-party software installed on a device, and in that sense has no relation to FTP or SFTP. Although feature-wise it provides similar functionalities.


Multiple parallel file transfer sessions to the same device

Currently, the File Transfer does not support parallel uploads or downloads. Please make sure you are not running multiple sessions at the same time for the same device.

Further reading

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