Pre- and post-transfer

I've been transferring something with over a thousand small files (<1 kb). The pre-transfer and post-transfer take longer than the actual transfer, making it a very long and laborious process. Also, it appears that the actual transfer is much slower than larger files.

Is there any way of accelerating the process?

Please post the log from the transfer queue item. To get it just double click on a file/folder in the transfer queue.

Thanks! The transfers were almost complete but I rescued this one on a 60 byte file:

[19:01:02] PASV
[19:01:02] 227 Entering Passive Mode (209,68,1,43,252,193)
[19:01:02] Opening data connection to Port: 64705
[19:01:02] STOR print.css
[19:01:02] 150 Data connection accepted from; transfer starting.
[19:01:02] 60 bytes transferred. (295 bytes/s) (203 ms)
[19:01:03] 226 Transfer completed.
[19:01:03] MFMT 20051231021400 print.css
[19:01:03] 213 Modify=20051231021400; print.css
[19:01:03] MLST print.css
[19:01:06] 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.
[19:01:06] SIZE print.css
[19:01:06] 213 60
[19:01:06] Source File Size = 60, Destination File Size = 60

Notice it took 4 seconds to complete a 60 byte transfer!!!!

That's normal. But you can also see from the log that your server is the problem:
[19:01:03] MLST print.css
[19:01:06] 500 Syntax error, command unrecognized.

It takes the server 3 seconds to reply to a simple command which it doesn't even implement correctly.

You can increase the number of workers in the Transfer Queue. This should improve the performance with small files.