slow copy performance from Novell to XP
Posted on 2003-03-31
Posting here on advice of person in W2K forum.
Recently replace my NT desktop with a much faster one running XP. Everything is indeed faster except file copying in some cases.
For example, if I copy a directory from Novell to the XP it takes over 4 minutes. However, If I create a copy of this directory on Novell The copy of he new directory takes less than 30 seconds. This is not a one time occurrence. If directory A and B are identical and both are on a Novell server, why such radically different times. P.S. If instead of using windows explorer to do the file copy I use xcopy, it runs fast just like directory B does with explorer.
XP is SP 1
Novel is 4.83 SP 1 with SP 1 Post Patches just applied.