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  • Quick Copy, - Without Compare

    I know that for the most part this is a feature of the software, however with large files, even 10GB, they can take a long time to 'compare' after the file is moved.

    Is there a way to turn this feature off and just preform a quick copy? I can compare the files after if I want with a verify or something.

    Here is a screen cap of the software just sitting there, as it is doing the compare after the file is done being moved.

  • #2
    Beyond Compare's default settings compare modified timestamp and file size, which shouldn't take long for comparison.

    If you have content comparison (CRC, binary, or rules-based), changing the comparison back to the default settings should speed things up. To change your comparison settings, select "Session > Session Settings". Go to the "Comparison" tab, then uncheck "Compare Contents".
    Chris K Scooter Software


    • #3
      I would say it takes the same amount of time to run the compare as it does the copy, give or take a few seconds.

      That said my settings were:

      Compare File Size
      Compare timestamps



      • #4
        So, I just ran a timer, here are the actual numbers:

        File copy of 13.4GB

        Copy: 54 Seconds
        Verify / compare post copy (or whatever it is doing): 4 minutes 45 seconds


        • #5

          Does this only occur with PST files? PST files have extra checks in place to find partial file locks, since they are often in-use when customers attempt to copy them.

          I would suggest double checking these results with a smaller, subset test folder on your Desktop (for example: from Desktop\A to Desktop\B with about 1 gig of data).
          Aaron P Scooter Software


          • #6
            I am sure that the files are not in use when this is being done, as I made the PST's manually with an EXMERGE. So these are the Exported files away from the Exchange server that are not in use.

            That said, I just tried to move another file type, and the transfer took 5 seconds. The verify or whatever it is doing took another 18 ish. Here is the screenshot for what it took to move 600MB or so.


            • #7
              Basically, I am certain that if it takes X seconds to copy a file, it takes about three times the amount of time to 'verify' it or whatever it is doing post copy. Is there anyway to disable this?


              • #8
                This behavior likely has other factors associated it. We have several test machines in the office and we don't have any similar reports on file for this type of behavior. Was the follow-up test copy between two test folders on your Desktop? The location, hardware, or background software running is having an impact; we'll have to try some tests to narrow down which it is.
                Aaron P Scooter Software


                • #9
                  Has nothing like this ever been seen before? I am trying the copy again, and I ran it from ADMIN mode in Windows 7, and Windows server 2008 R2. Just with a lot of random files. It seems to be working with out the weird 'stall' at the end of the files.

                  Do you know if this could be a Server 2008 R2 compatibility issue?


                  • #10

                    There's no known compatibility issue with Windows 2008 Server R2. I just setup a VM and tried a couple of local transfers, and transfers in both directions running BC3 from the Win2008R2 to a share on a Win7 machine, and running BC3 from the Win7 machine. Caching seemed to play a roll in some initial delays, but repeated copies of the same files performed about equally. Which scenario are you currently having trouble with? I could center my tests around that specific one. From your screenshots it is difficult to tell the source/target, but are you running BC3 on the Win2008R2 server, and comparing local or remote locations, which direction is the copy, and is the remote a standard windows share or FTP?
                    Aaron P Scooter Software