I regularly have to push ~10 - 50GB Winrar archives up to the network at work. The archive consists of many thousands of files (pdf,msg,xlsx,etc.). IT restores the archive elsewhere for clients to look at and edit. The destination server is backed up but the archive I'm sending is only used to make transferring the files quicker and more manageable. Is there an advantage to using spanned archives in this case since we're not burning to any media and we have a strong internet/network connection?
For example: is it significantly faster/more reliable to copy and restore a single 25GB .rar from one server to another vs copying and restoring five 5GB spanned archives?
Most of the material I've found through Google is about how to create, restore or salvage a broken spanned archive. Also everything I've read has referenced using spanned archives in the context of burning to size limited media or using a p2p sharing network which doesn't apply to my situation.