I need to move a couple of torrent transmissions to another idle computer. I have copied all the downloading files into (equivalent) ~/Downloads of machine 2 but the Transmission client on machine 2 fails to recognize the torrent files of machine 1.

So it seems that I need also to export/import other torrent files. Just wondering which and where they are?

1 Answer 1

  1. Copy the .torrent files to a staging area.
  2. Open the torrent files in machine 2.
  3. Pause the torrent.
  4. Move the partially completed torrents from machine 1 where machine 2 has started them - in ubuntu this is ~/.config/transmission/torrents by default
  5. Force recheck or "Verify local data".

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  • This post completes your answer for ubuntu (#2) ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1125528
    – hnns
    Sep 17, 2011 at 5:58
  • thanks, I was about to type that in but SI was throwing the error - the location should be " ~/.config/transmission/torrents " . I'd note my steps work with nearly any torret client, not just transmission :)
    – Journeyman Geek
    Sep 17, 2011 at 6:15
  • I can't find the "force recheck" function in Transmission for Ubuntu... I know uTorrent has this option, but Transmission doesn't seem to. It has verify local data but that only seems to verify the data Transmission thinks it has downloaded... Aug 4, 2012 at 9:54
  • Edited answer to fit. I don't have transmission installed, but apparently its called verify local data.
    – Journeyman Geek
    Aug 4, 2012 at 9:59

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