I can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere.
- If I want to copy a file from \\server1\ to \\server2\, is it faster to RDP to that machine and do the copy there?
- If I initiate the copy from my desktop, is the data traversing the network twice (using my desktop as an intermediary), or does SMB know enough to redirect the request and run it from server-server directly?
Please note, I am not inquiring about the storage layer (I'm aware of ODX). Assume both storage mediums are local storage. I'm just trying to determine how Windows handles it, regardless of what kind of disk is used.