Best way to transfer server files to a external hdd

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we need to free up some space on our server hard drive. we decided that transfer some older unused files to a physical external hdd and then removing them from the server would be the best option for us. What would the best way to do this? Is it FTP? The dull folder size is 2.5tb and has about 10 folders inside. One subfolder is 1.4tb and the other is 1.1tb. the difference is comprised of the rest. Should i compress them first via "Right click>Send to>compressed folder? or is there a better way to do things?

NOTE: We do not have immediate physical access to the actual server, as it is located in a completely different part of the country.

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  1. Limitless Technology 44,101 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    You can use an FTP connection to share files among two Windows Servers. Also, the SCP command is another way to transfer the files between two Windows Servers.

    One way to transfer files quickly is to use a USB 3.0 cable to connect the external hard drive to your PC. This will allow for faster transfer speeds than using a USB 2.0 cable. Another option is to use a software tool such as FastCopy or TeraCopy, which can optimize the transfer process and speed up the transfer time. It's also important to ensure that the external hard drive is formatted in a file system that is compatible with your PC

    Hope this resolves your Query !!

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  2. JohnyBenz 311 Reputation points

    I suggest using a GUI copy tool like Syncback or Gs Richcopy360 for such a case , both are fast and reliable

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