Tool for migrating from uTorrent to Transmission.

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Xemidra
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Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:36 pm

Tool for migrating from uTorrent to Transmission.

Postby Xemidra » Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:59 pm

Hi,

I would like to propose a tool that would allow users to easy migrate from uTorrent to Transmission. Changing Bittorrent clients is really painful. There is no easy way to do this and most of the users would like to transfer their torrents that they are seeding without much of the fuss. It's not extremely hard to move from uTorrent to Transmission as long as you keep all of downloaded files in the same folder and download the entire torrents but if you moved you downloaded files to different location and downloaded only a part of the torrent. Then you're screwed. More so if you have more than 600+ active seeding torrents. Using .torrent files generated from magnet link by uTorrent is also not a good idea because uTorrent for some stupid reason does not store tracker information in their .torrent files.

I guess we all would love to have ratio infomation, location of downloaded files, original time of adding torrent to client, trackers information, list of downloaded files within torrent etc. transferred easily from uTorrent to Transmission.

I'm not a programmer so I don't know much about this part of things but I guess understanding resume.dat (file in uTorrent which stores information about trackers, time of adding torrent, ratio, list of downloaded files, location of downloaded files etc.) can't be that hard. Especially when there are similar tools available for qBittorrent and Deluge.

I'm posting link for them (github) in this thread so devs can look into them. I think that tool used in qBittorrent can be adjusted to work with Transmission without much work.

Deluge tool :
https://github.com/Laharah/deluge-uTorrentImport

qBittorrent tool:
https://gist.github.com/danzig666/5468d7dc2f7421c887e7

qBittorrent tool forum thread:
https://qbforums.shiki.hu/index.php?topic=3224.0

Thank you for your consideration.

mike.dld
Transmission Developer
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Re: Tool for migrating from uTorrent to Transmission.

Postby mike.dld » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:38 am

You could try using https://github.com/mikedld/bt-migrate which allows migrating from Deluge, rTorrent, and uTorrent/BitTorrent to Transmission. I admit it might not be as user-friendly as the tools you liked to though... Feedback is welcome, as I'm planning to get back to this tool in a bit.

Xemidra
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Joined: Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:36 pm

Re: Tool for migrating from uTorrent to Transmission.

Postby Xemidra » Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:47 pm

I saw this tool but I'm not very familiar with Linux so without more detail instruction I can't really use it.

eugenkss
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Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 12:42 pm

Re: Tool for migrating from uTorrent to Transmission.

Postby eugenkss » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:53 pm

If I remember correctly, I used bt-migrate about a year ago to migrate from utorrent to transmission, and the migration went quite satisfactorily.


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