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VMWare, standalone converter, 2.5 MB/s, six days to complete

As you can see, I'm running the stand alone converter on a server.  The C: and D: combined are over 3 TB.  It's copying @ 2.51 MB/s and it's going to take over 6 days.  The originating server and the destination server are in 100 MB switches, but still, six days?

Why so long and so slow?  Is it just the shear amount of data?

Thanks

Cliff
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cwstad2Commented:
have you tried disabling SSL. Also you wont get a terrific improvement as its 100 Mb switch. If possible can you place a gigabit switch in between the servers The fastest it can be done with a 100 Mb switch is 2.6 days

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2020517
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Yes, I read the article about disabling SSL and I had done that.  And no, I can't move the server as it's in production and the end user doesn't want downtime.  Thanks…I guess I'll be looking at synchronization afterwards.
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
Concise and to the point!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Did disabling SSL cure your issue?
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
No.  SSL was already disabled.  I had done that after reading your previous article.  I think it's a combination of several things.  The 100 MB switches, the old, slow drives in the server and the SAN to which we are sending the P2V.  It's a SAN full of 7200 RPM SATA drives.  All of that, plus almost 2.5 TB of data is just killing me.

I think I could take in a gigabit switch and maybe get a little better speed, but I don't know that I could do any better than 3 days at this point.
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