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How can you fast file copies ?

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Last response: in Windows 2000/NT
May 19, 2005 12:49:30 AM

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Using robocopy to copy files across and using a Gig network card. Our files
are huge , maybe around 100GB each and want to know if there are any ways to
speed up the process.. Using Windows 2003

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Anonymous
May 25, 2005 8:52:15 PM

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If there is any latency, use ftp and not SMB. With two machines 4000km apart
I can saturate a 155Mbit WAN link using ftp between two Linux boxes. The
best I can get with Robocopy between two Windows machines in the same
locations is about 20-25% utilisation, and that's after extensive tuning of
the TCP/IP parameters. With the default settings out of the box we got about
9% utilisation.

Nick

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> Using robocopy to copy files across and using a Gig network card. Our
> files
> are huge , maybe around 100GB each and want to know if there are any ways
> to
> speed up the process.. Using Windows 2003
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 25, 2005 8:52:16 PM

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If you're transferring a lot of files, try QFX instead of FTP. Much lower
overhead, but you have to know the names of the files. QFX uses security
through obscurity. You can't get a directory listing, but there's nothing
faster - it'll saturate the stack.


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