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How do I tune CloudStor Rocket?

To tune Rocket, you must first click “Configure” and the following window will open.

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On the left side are the upload settings. The “correct” values for these settings depends on the datasets you are uploading and the internet speed you have from the PC running the client.

Upload Chunk Size: This breaks up files and/or combines files into a set size before uploading to CloudStor.

Parallel Uploads: This specifies the maximum number of parallel uploads of each chunk.

Data Buffer: This is the maximum number of chunks to keep in memory while waiting for chunks to upload.

Max Files Per Chunk: The maximum number of files within a chunk.

Failed Upload Retries: If for whatever reason a file fails to upload Rocket will automatically retry the specified amount of times.

To help “guess” suitable values for Chunk Size and Parallel Uploads, the right hand side of the window allows you to simulate uploads with different chunk sizes and for 1 to 12 parallel uploads. Simply tick the chunk sizes you wish to test and click “Run Tests”. Please note that this could take a while.

Please note, simply putting everything on full does not mean faster!

If you require any assistance tweaking these values, please contact cloudstor@aarnet.edu.au