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I am moving from a dedicated server on a hosting company to a new windows azure VM, I need to transfer all files from dedicated server to the new VM, there are about 200GB files to move, I want to know the best approach to move files to the new server, both servers are windows OS but sure not on the same network, I tried ftp transfer but it is very slow.

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closed as too broad by HopelessN00b, Iain, voretaq7 May 6 '14 at 16:44

There are either too many possible answers, or good answers would be too long for this format. Please add details to narrow the answer set or to isolate an issue that can be answered in a few paragraphs.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

About the best answer we can give you is "Copy the files using a method appropriate to the amount of data, type of data, and other local considerations." I'm not sure what you're expecting us to tell you here given the lack of detail in your question. – voretaq7 May 6 '14 at 16:44

You have virtually innumerable options for copying files between servers.

FTP, SMB (drag and drop, or a command line copy like robocopy), BITS, HTTP, even SCP. Which one is "best" depends entirely on your preferences and specific situation (which you haven't told us enough about to make a determination on).

As to speed, you're transferring 200GB over the internet. Yes, it's going to be slow.

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