slow copy operation on server when connected to VPN


J

justo

Hi,

We have a strange issue. When connected to a windows server via VPN
copying between folders on the server is very slow. For example if I
copy a folder with 1.7mb of files in it and try and paste it into
another folder on the server (not the client machine) it takes about 3
minutes for the copy to be completed. If I am directly connected to the
server the same copy operation will complete almost instantly. Is it
possible the server is first copying the contents to the client machine
and then back to the server?


Thanks,
Justin Bigelow
 
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D

Doug Sherman [MVP]

Well, it's copying it to the remote client's clipboard - so, yes - the
copy/paste operation goes through the VPN tunnel. The same thing happens if
you do this from a client physically connected to the server's local
network, except that the local network will be much faster.

Doug Sherman
MCSE, MCSA, MCP+I, MVP
 
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J

justo

Doug,

Thank you for the confirmation. Since copy/paste functionality is so
basic this is probably a stupid question but is there anyway to let the
server know that it is both the originating location and destination
and thus bypass the copy to the client?

Thanks,
Justin
 

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