How to perform a NIC to NIC file transfer between servers?
I need to transfer a large 25GB file from one server to another but I cannot do it with our email services running, so I need to do it as fast as possible. The source server is running Windows 2003 SP2 and the target server is Windows 2008 SP1 64-bit. Both servers have dual gigabit nic cards. I want to transfer the files directly from server to server without going through our large network. Can someone tell me how to do this using the extra gigabit nics from each server? Do I need a regular gigabit ethernet cable or a gigabit crossover? Not sure what to do or how to initiate the connection. Thank you.
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