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What is it with windows file copying?
Master_Scythe 
23/7/08 1:40:15 PM
Titan

PC to PC via lan is fucking slow.

and now copying 80gb over my wireless (this was a mistake) has take 3 days (its almost done)

why, when i dont have firewalls up on any device, pcs or switch, does it take so fucking long?

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Jeruselem 
23/7/08 1:43:29 PM
Champion

Use robocopy! :)

http://theos.in/windows-server/free-download-windows-xp-2003-robocopy-software/

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wilsontc 
23/7/08 2:10:08 PM
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Because wireless is extremely slow.

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SquallStrife 
23/7/08 2:29:16 PM
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Quote by wilsontc
Because wireless is extremely slow.



That, and the SMB protocol has rather large overheads.

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segger 
23/7/08 10:18:45 PM
Champion

SMB has somehwat less overheads if it's copying a small amount of large files rather than a small amount of large files. Try zipping up some of the content into a single gzip/zip/rar file and see if it copies any quicker.

Sounds like you're averaging about 3Mbps which isn't all that surprising given what everyone else here has mentioned. Try an iperf test across the wireless setup to see what kind of throughput you can /really/ get out of it.

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SquallStrife 
25/7/08 9:25:14 AM
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Quote by segger
SMB has somehwat less overheads if it's copying a small amount of large files rather than a small large amount of large small files.



Repaired. ;)

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Jeruselem 
25/7/08 10:53:12 AM
Champion

Copying files across our LAN via a wireless (G) net connection is slow. It's mainly due to the nature of wireless which does not seem suited to copying files. It's happy firing lots of little packets around but when it comes to copying a file - hopeless.

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segger 
25/7/08 8:23:04 PM
Champion

err, yeah. What Squall said :-)

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iamthemaxx 
26/7/08 3:26:03 PM
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Windows file copying is crap.

I get the max of 11 meg on my Ubuntu lappy, but Windows maxes out at 5-7 depending on the cloud coverage.

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eckythump 
26/7/08 7:29:39 PM
Overlord

I've never had an issue copying files between my UNIX box and my XP box via samba over ethernet.

Always manage to get ~10mbyte/sec which is about as good as I can ask for over a 100mbit connection.

My money is on wireless horribleness, too.

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über-Bantumi 
10/8/08 10:46:52 PM
Titan

if moving more than 1gb or so of files it's usually worth the effort to just plug in a cable

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Master_Scythe 
11/8/08 1:42:31 PM
Titan

agreed. but i started, left it all day, then went 'shit' wasnt gonna risk waiting AGAIN. lol

on that note, if i FTP over wireless, its full speed. (my xbox ftp server) but other than that SLOW.

even my HDD to HDD copying in the same machine is slower than machine to FTP.

long live xbox ftp.

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Sparky 
13/8/08 2:14:17 PM
Guru

Yeah my windows screwed itself and would take a week to copy files from one partition to another and copying to the linux smb server was also horrible. Is CIFS any better in that regard to overhead?

The answer was format C:

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