Copying 200 GB Takes Forever and a Half
Tonight while applying Windows patches I wanted to make a backup of all our Vision servers so that I can install them on an ESX server in engineering and do a few test upgrades. The total size of all the VMs involved is about 200 GB. So far I’m pushing 3 hours copying all that stuff on the 2GB/s fibre-channel SAN.
I can’t wait to see how long it will take to copy all that stuff over the WAN from our colocation site to our corporate office. I should be ready to start testing in a week or so.