What is the easiest way to move 2 TB of data between partitions?
Posted on 2011-03-03
I have a Server 2003 R2 Standard app server running. I know this is far from ideal but we currently have a 2TB external drive connected as the E: for archiving. We are trying to simply make it work for a few more months until we are ready to P to V but the current 2TB drive is full.
I have a new WD 8TB, Raid 5 external drive that I need to copy everything over to. Would I be better off connecting the new drive to the old one and copying it over or should I go ahead and connect the new drive to the server and copy it over through the box?
Also, in a scenerio like this, do I need to use Robocopy to pull it over or should I be OK just letting Windows copy it? Either way, I think it is going to take awhile.