Cloud service rate-limiting

Cloud storage providers like Dropbox and Google Drive limit the amount of requests that can be made during a specific time period.

Transmit 5 has been designed to not exceed these limits.

That means during large transfer, an additional login may be needed mid-operation if the transfer takes a long time.

This issue potentially affects the following services:

  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft OneDrive for Business

Simultaneous connections limit

Due to these rate-limiting restrictions, connections to the services listed above are capped at two simultaneous connections.

Transmits settings


Due to the rate-limiting, adjusting the simultaneous transfers limit in:
Transmit settings > Transfers > is not supported at this time.

Transmits Transfer Settings window

While the number of files can be adjusted to be higher, this setting can be changed back down to 2 connections when transferring with one of the above cloud services. This setting only affects FTP/SFTP connections.


As well as adjusting the number of connections allowed in:
Transmit settings > Advanced > Advanced Server Settings button > is not supported at this time.

Transmits Advanced Server Settings window