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VPN & server to server file copy


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#1 provocateur

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:46 AM

Hi Guys (and Gals),

I connect to my office via VPN (Cisco). There are times when I want to copy files from a remote server to a remote server (different servers, same domain).

First, I live in South Africa, where we have a "cap" of bandwidth, so data transferred to and from my PC costs money. I tried to copy a file (4.1Mb) from one server to another. The file is first transferred to a temp file on my PC and then transferred to the other server, resulting in using 8.2Mb of my precious bandwidth. How can I do a file transfer between the servers without my PC being used in the transfer?

Any assistance will be appreciated.

Thanks for reading my post.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 11:28 AM

Do you have a VPN from your computer to server1, the one with the file and then you open another VPN from your PC to server2, the server you want to copy the file to?

Can you VPN to server1 and then open a VPN from server1 to server2? That is the only way I can think of to not have your PC be the "middle man" in the transfer.

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:32 PM

No, I have a single VPN onto a corporate network, which entails servers all over the world. But the files I need to copy are from one server in Johannesburg to another server also in Johannesburg, both of which are on the same Domain. (I do not have FTP to any of the servers). It seems strange that MS never considered that files may need to be copied remotely between servers, without having to do a double transfer through a client PC....
And I do not have access to a remote desktop at the office - which would solve the problem.




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