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How to move 1.5TB to ISCSI Drive

Hello there,

I have 1.5TB of data on a IBM LUN that i want to move to an iSCSI Drive, both drive are visible to the server, but, what would be the best and safer way to move this data over???

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Tanus Sacin
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kevinhsiehCommented:
You should use robocopy or richcopy

Robocopy sourcepath desinationpath /mir /sec /r:w /w:1

You can run it several times to get all the files and changes. I also like to swap drive letters when done to keep all of the shares the same. Reboot when done and the shares will get recreated on the new volume.
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
how long would you think that will take?
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PeteEngineerCommented:
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CallandorCommented:
>how long would you think that will take?

Optimistically, it will take the time running at the hard disk rate of transfer.  Most hard drives will have 70MB/sec sustained throughput, so allowing for overhead, assume 50MB/sec - that works out to 30000 sec, or 8.33 hours.
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kevinhsiehCommented:
It will take a bit of time. You can run robocopy multiple times, and it will only copy over the changed files. Run it once or twice when the volume is active, and then one final time just before you do the cut over. The /mir switch mirrors the destination, so any files that get deleted at the source between runs will also get deleted on the target.
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
running now...
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