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Need to move 6.5 TB from virtual Server 2008 to physical Server 2008

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When the only connection there is between these servers is a 1Gb netvork connection - what is the fastest most reliable way to transfer the files to the physical server?

Built in - Windows Copy - doesn't really strike me as an option since it's error handling settings are somewhat lacking.

I have BE 2010R3 but I can't see a way to copy the files through agents without placing the data in BE's backup files instead of clear-files so-to-speak.
I have looked at websites promoting different installable copy acceleraters - I won't mention them here just to let you make your own suggestions :)

Just to let you know what kind of idea's I've had :)

Anyaway - I need a form of errorhandling - the more intelligent the better I guess.

Let me know what you would suggest.

Best Regards
Thomas
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You can use teracopy

http://codesector.com/downloads




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What about Windows Backup - The built in backup-program in windows Server 2008?

Any comments as th whether that would be a good or bad idea - Performance also?

I have never used it before :)
Windows backup is not an option I'm afraid
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/404a51b5-99a6-43d1-b5a5-36261cb5ade2
You cannot use Windows Server Backup to back up file and folders on volumes that require more than 2040 GB (or 2 TB). However, as long as the data size is less than 2 TB, you can perform a file or folder backup. For example, you can back up 1.5 TB of data from a 3-TB volume. But, a full server or volume recovery using the backup will recreate a 2-TB volume instead of a 3-TB volume.
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DFS management replication group could be used to copy the data it will take a long time.
While the server is virtualized, the data is likely residing on some other resource a SAN perhaps, depending on the SAN you could use a SAN level copy of the data to a new LUN that will be allocated to the new physical server. If this is an iscsi SAN, you could reconfigure the LUN to be accessible by the physical server and then have the physical server access/mount this LUN.

I would think it unlikely that you have this much data within the VM
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Thanks for the solutions - It worked fine for our purposes.