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If you really need a quick way to transfer files, and both systems are Linux-based, you can try UDR. This is really a form of rsync-over-UDP (using the open-source UDT framework) and is particularly handy for moving large numbers of files or transferring over high-bandwidth or high-latency links. In addition, encryption is disabled by default, so the ...


If used in daemon mode without encryption, rsync can efficiently transfer large amount of small files. Give it another try using it in daemon mode.


Have you not thought of exposing the SAN LUNs directly to the new VMs - this generally works just fine and can be faster than copying the files into a VMDK - though it can 'lock' the VMs onto their initial host. But you could use this to get things going then migrate the files into a VMDK at your own pace - with rsync - and later cut the link to the original ...


If the destination VMs aren't yet built, you might try using the free VMware Converter to copy the data over. In fact, even if they are built, you could clone the disks to a dummy VM then attach them to existing VM once the clone is done. In any event, the converter uses two methods to clone files from source to destination, the full details of which can ...

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