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I have to move some large (7GB) files from my machine to another across the web.

I set up logmein Hamachi's software VPN service and can view the other machine's share at \\farmachine\share  and using beyond compare, a great program to compare 2 directories and they got copied.

Trying with another file and it fails with 'the specified network name is no longer available. after minuites or hours and I have to start over.

I have been pinging the remote machine (ping farmachine -t ) and there's NO dropped packets.

Can anyone recommend a simple way to move a large file across effectively a LAN, but WAN if you want to be picky, and would pick up where it left off if the connection fails for some reason?

thanks!
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You might try using RoboCopy between two windows boxes. I wasn't really clear if you were using Windows or something else.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx
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by:joinaunion
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If you have ftp protocol you can use many free ftp programs to tranfer files of any size.

If you do have ftp you can create folder in ftp directory then download directly also.
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I meant to add that /r:x and /w:z are the switches you want... They do not do a recover but if they are unable to continue the copy, the /r tells it how many times to retry, up to 1MM I think and the /w tells it how many seconds to wait in between each retry. If the connection fails for any reason, as long as the connection reconnects before the retry and time expire, it will continue right where it left off.
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I've used Gigatribe for file sharing across the web.   It's free, private, handles large files and will continue a transfer when reconnected if it should get disconnected.

http://www.gigatribe.com/en/home
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thanks. I am doing robocopy right now.  58% after 1 day. seem slow for what it says is a 6.6 GB file?

no entries or anything about lost connections /retries (I did have it fail after a few minutes then redid it and it's at 58% now).

I thought in beyond compare / a more basic file copy app, it took less time?  Gotta see the times stamp on this vs. yesterday's 17:08 to see  how many hours so far.
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OK, about 24 hours.  and it transferred 58% of 6.6 gb = 3.83GB over 23 1/2 hours = 2.7 MB per minute.  I think the other one when it was working, was transferring about 4MB / min, but it failed, so I guess I should be happy with it working : )

Although I am jinxing this.  Lets see if we can get the rest of it sent : )
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what is the full command line you are using... switches anyway?
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robocopy f:\from  \\x.y.z.a(logmein Hamachi IP address)\sharename /r:100000 /w:3
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69.3% now : )
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