File copying programs hang during large file copy
Posted on 2010-11-18
Man, who would have thought migrating 300K files from one server to another would be such a nightmare?
I am migrating my primary file server from an older Windows 2003 x86 server to Windows 2008 x64. I have a very deep and complicated folder structure with about 300K files and 200+GB. During my tests one folder structures that are well under 254 characters and are mostly small Office and PDF files, I have tried to use Robocopy, Secure Copy and RichCopy. All three have failed. RichCopy can't even copy a single file. It tells me it can't find the path speicifed, although I can manually access and copy files no problem.
Robocopy and Secure Copy (The Demo ver from Scriptlogic) start off ok copying files, but each one hangs part way through. I can't kill the process and I have to reboot the server to get rid of it. Happens on random files, not ones that are too deep. Small ones too. less than a meg.
Has anyone experienced problems like this With Windows 2008? Or could it be a problem with my Dell Poweredge R710? The server seems to work fine otherwise.