Super Fast Data Copy
Posted on 2004-08-29
Can anyone come up with suggestions to speed up data copying when doing server and workstation migrations please?
Specifically, I am often required to transfer several Gbs of data from server shares across a 100Mb network to a new server/SAN/NAS drive(s) and this can take many hours. I'm thinking I could use Gigabit LAN but maybe there are some utilities out there that would significantly speed up the copy process. For example it took 90 mins to copy just 3.5Gbs of data (many thousands of files admittedly) across a short segment of a 100Mb LAN yesterday. It would be great if this could be done in just a few minutes - not least because some of the data migrations now run to tens and increasingly hundreds of Gb's.
Any thoughts gratefully received!