I need to transfer 100K+ images (~15GB) to a Windows VM running on Azure. I used standard Windows Remote Desktop resource sharing to allow access to my local drive and tried drag-and-drop using File Manager. That transferred fewer than 10% of the files overnight.
I then tar’red up the images into a single file and d-and-d’ed that. That transfer seems to be going a little better but still estimates 6 hours and the upload speed is vastly below my connection speed.
Is there something cleaner than setting up a temporary FTP server?