Xcopy across a slow network
Posted on 2008-10-08
I am trying to do an xcopy of a large workgroup drive from another computer on the network. NTBackup would always fail with no explanation. and no log file - - -computer actually restarts.
When I do a down and dirty xcopy, I see that the network drive is lost after about 800 M of transfer. I did it again and got much farther.
I see the
/Z Copy files in restartable mode. If the copy is interrupted part
way through, it will restart if possible. (use on slow networks)
But have never used this switch. if my network connection is timing out, are there any other options? With this switch, I assume it won't pick up where left off <g> but simply reissue the command?
I am also wondering if the ntbackup fauliure and machine reboot is related to the xcopy telling me the connection was lost?