One of the sites I work at uses VMWare virtual servers. For the most part they work very well, but copying large files onto them from other places on the network is very slow.
By large files I mean around 4GB in size (which isn't actually that big these days)
I have been watching my 4GB file copy for 90 minutes so far, and it still says about 2 hours to go.
Is there some VMWare trick for speeding up network file copies?
Technical details: Its VMWare ESX running on Linux. The network is a 1GB Lan. So far I've been trying to copy just using Windows Explorer, by remote desktopping into the virtual server and then connecting out to the network and copy/pasting the file.
For comparison, if I copied between two real machines on the same network, I would expect 4GB to copy in roughly 5 minutes. Going from 5 minutes to 240 minutes makes me think there is something going very wrong somewhere ....