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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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.