How to transfer a 100gb file from Server 2003 to Server 2008?

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I am trying to transfer a 100 Gb file from Server 2003 to Server 2008. The 2008 box is 64 bit, 2003 is 32 bit if that matters.

File transfers quit after about 4 Gb. I installed an FTP server on the 2008 box and that gets about halfway but still fails repeatedly. I'm remoting into this office, I'm trying to avoid the 'plug in a detachable hard drive' solution.

I can compress the file some... but that takes 8 hours each way. The file transfer would only take 20 minutes... if it would work.

Can anyone offer advice?
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sgray128Asked:
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sgray128Author Commented:
I'm trying different methods, but that's the idea. Not mapping drives, I'm using a UNC path:

//servername/c$/directoryname/filename.txt

Nothing I try works... it consistantly fails after a bit. There are 20 other files that transfer OK; but they range from 700 Mb to 3.6 Gb, nothing else over 4 Gb.

I've tried Windows Explorer, Beyond Compare, and FTP so far
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rindiCommented:
If it fails at 4GB, then that sounds as if the place you are copying to is using a FAT32 File-System. FAT32 can have a File-Size of 4GB Max. approximately. So you would have to make sure you are copying to something that uses NTFS...
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sgray128Author Commented:
Oh no, it's all NTFS. I haven't see FAT for 10 years...

These are default installations, the Server 2008 box that I'm copying to is new, with a default install.
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rindiCommented:
Try using teamviewer, it has a file-transfer option. It's probably easier to do it via that than to troubleshoot your RDP connection. There is a version that doesn't require an installation. You just start the executable on both servers...:

http://teamviewer.com
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sgray128Author Commented:
k, I'll look at that. To be clear, though, I'm RDPed into the 2008 box and doing a file transfer from 2003 to 2008. The machines are local to each other and on a GB network.
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rindiCommented:
You mean you can map one drive on one server to the other, and then copy from that to the mapped drive (or the other way round)?
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rindiCommented:
Maybe there are Quotas set?
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sgray128Author Commented:
Got it. Points awarded for being there to help... thanks.

I found the answer here...
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106167 

I set IRPStackSize on both machines to 40hx and rebooted, the file transferred after that.
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