Network copy utility

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by canadian_divx, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    Simple question,

    Is there a tool out there that is better than the windows copy utility?

    I am moving a bunch of media data from one server to anouther over the network.

    network is gigabit but its 4tb worth of data.

    anyone have any imput?

    Both servers are windows 2008.
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    teracopy, but its slower than the copy in windows 2008/vista/7 :)
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    robocopy..

    edit: also had good results with autoclone which you can get the full version for free - just expect a call from their sales folk if you take them up on their free offer to push their automove solution.
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    would you say that robo copy is faster than the SMB2.0 in 2008/vista/7??
     
  5. LordOfLA

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    server 2008/vista sp2 /7 copy as fast as is physically possible now. you probably only need other tools to avoid situations where 1 file error causing a whole transfer to stop.
     
  6. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    mostly true lord.. I still find transfers a little faster with robocopy and autocone than regular file copies but it may just be me..

    But, the reason I like the 3rd party utilities a lot better is the flexibility they provide - especially when doing scheduled file transfers.
     
  7. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I can also vote for killcopy