Can I use WebDAV compatible applications?
TeraCLOUD implements a WebDAV engine (high-speed WebDAV) that has been specifically tuned for TeraCLOUD usage and purposes. These alterations were carried out in accordance with the nimble and adaptable "Apache mod dav."
- Meta-information, or data used by apps to assess the situation, is saved in a specific folder based on the applications usage.
- Application compatibility is dependent of the user's software. Connectivity issues that prevent uploading and downloading may occur.
- Original file labels could be mixed up because of the user's OS (Operating System) and app that is being used.
- Information on what kind of data TeraCLOUD uses can be found here.
About high-speed WebDAV
- Although there is no limit on the size of files that can be uploaded or downloaded, it is recommended for users to try to keep it under 2GB for safety.
- There may be restrictions depending on the apps.
- If applications are compatible with partial content upload (depending on the software, resume upload may contain meaning), it is recommended to keep it at roughly 16 MB.
- The user's cloud does not support high-speed WebDAV.
About WebDAV apps that may not be recommended or may not be available
It may not be possible to utilize WebDAV applications under the conditions listed below.
Mounting as a file system
- Windows Explorer (OS standard WebDAV connection · Network drive function etc.)
- Mac OS X webdav (OS standard WebDAV connection · "Connect to server" function in Finder or mount with "mount_webdav" command at terminal)
- Linux davfs / davfs 2
Devices with quick response times are volumes installed as a file system. Applications that access that volume are therefore created with the notion of having a quick reaction time.
As examples, Windows Explorer, Mac OX X Finder, ad Nautilus on Linux Gnome can all view file information, check directory information before opening the file, make thumbnails, and process the files before the user can access them.
However, The WebDAV service provided by TeraCLOUD is shared by a large number of users on the internet due to its existence. As a result, in comparison to these local devices, the response time is very poor. These local devices have a rate that can be 1,000 times higher. In response, apps that often access detailed data usually acquire data many times, which can be excessive and exceed the file browser's time limit period.
Additionally, even if there is a disturbance brought on by the network or service, we won't try to resume the progress. Even though TeraCLOUD will continue to improve its speed and performance, the Internet's lag makes it unavoidable and impossible to finish the upload or download.
Because of this, WebDAV applications should be used on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Other compatibility issues
- Different handling of file names
- Subtle differences in file transfer method
Further descriptions and issues will be added upon discovery.
Updated November 30, 2018