I've been searching for the quickest way to copy some WAR and JAR files for huge software deployments between Windows systems. Clearly, multithreaded robocopy or any rsync protocol implementation will offer some increase in performance, but I'd like to know if there's a better option.
I am not looking for some GUI backup solution that mangles filenames or copies the files into incremental backup archives.
I'm interested if anyone has experience with copying across Windows network shares between domains via binary deltas or diffs. I've been looking at such technologies as DFS replication and rdiff-backup (which I believe lacks the ability to handle archives on Windows). I'd like to hear from others who have evaluated these types of technologies for copying between Windows systems. I need to learn which binary delta copy solution is the most viable and whether you would trust it for critical software deployments where every bit must match.