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Copy speeds and P2V with StandAloneConverter 5.5

I have one server (2003 server) with 3TB of data that I must have.  I do not need the server, just the file shares off of it copied to a VM.

Server two is a 2008 server and I'm doing a P2V using StandAloneConverter 5.5.

All servers are connected via gigabit (NICs, switches, cables, etc all confirmed gigabit).

Friday I started a copy of the 1TB worth of shares on the C: drive of the 2003 server to the new VM.  Unstoppable Copy reports that it'll take another 30 hours.   That's over two days!

The P2V says it'll take three +days and that's with SSL disabled.

Along with all of this, of course, we have backups running.

So, now to my question...

Does it REALLY take this long to move this data?  I'm starting to think I'm an idiot for taking three days to move SMB shares from server A to server B.

My copy is running at about 5MB/s now, although it peaked at almost 20MB/s at one point.

I'm debating moving in a NAS @ 85MB/s and copying to the NAS, and then over to the new server.

Thoughts on my ordeal?

Thanks

Cliff
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pgm554Commented:
What's the controller?

VM's without a caching controller are just plain awful in terms of performance.
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crp0499CEOAuthor Commented:
The host server has an Adaptec 39320a controller.
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pgm554Commented:
Let's try iperf just to make sure it isn't an infrastructure problem.

Tutorial

http://openmaniak.com/iperf.php#jperf

Downloads

http://sourceforge.net/projects/iperf/

Post results please.
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