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Old 04-23-08, 11:21 AM   #1
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What is the best way to copy large amounts of data from one source to another?
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What do you mean now? over a network or on the one node? I use a portable hard drive between devices because I don’t want to use up the bandwidth on my network, (if the file is bigger than 100 megs.)
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The files are over 100 gigs (yes gigs)....and I want to schedule a copy over night from a server to a portable hard drive...
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What are your options, Doc. Gigabit LAN, USBII, FireWire, eSATA?
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What are your options, Doc. Gigabit LAN, USBII, FireWire, eSATA?
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Can't you put the drive directly in to the server using a SATA lead?
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Can't you put the drive directly in to the server using a SATA lead?
Hmmm....I have not thought about that...

What about xcopy? How good is that?
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Not tried that. I just drag and drop. I've not found any programs that make copying files any faster. I've only tried a couple though.
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Not tried that. I just drag and drop. I've not found any programs that make copying files any faster. I've only tried a couple though.
I'm more or less interested in preserving the long file names and the integrity of the files being copied.
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Ah, so speed isn't the main concern? Are you wanting something that copys and checks for errors at the same time?
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Ah, so speed isn't the main concern? Are you wanting something that copys and checks for errors at the same time?
That would be nice....
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You can use the command line you know. I have never even see a windows server, but it should be rudimentary, and easily done.

The v switch verifies the written files, just be careful with your syntax.
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