Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Large File Copy

I have been looking for a tool to replace xcopy, Robocopy for some time now to handle copying large (10+GB) files across a Gb LAN. Until this evening I have been breaking them into smaller files and rifling through the folders & files with Robocopy with ease. However, most of the a single 10 GB file can take North of 2 hours to break up into many smaller CD sized files. I stumbled across a tool that comes with Microsoft Exchange that will make short work of long files.

The tool is called eseutil, check it out here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997046.aspx

With the large files I have recognized significant network copy gains vs Robocopy.

As a side note, there is another tool called TeraCopy that does the same, with a snappy little UI.

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