I have 600 tiff files of aerial imagery (180MB each) on an external thumb drive. I need to transfer the tiff files from my desktop PC (Windows 7 pro) to a network attached storage (NAS) device attached to my virtual server (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard). I have a 20 Mbps broadband connection on my desktop PC and a 1 Gbps connection on the virtual server. I have tried the following workflow:
- Create VPN connection to virtual server
- Map the NAS attached to the virtual server
- Pull up two Windows Explorer windows: one for the tiff files on my PC and another for the destination folder
- Copy the tiff files and paste to the mapped destination folder on the virtual server.
This method is painfully slow. What is a better, more efficient method to transfer files between a PC and a virtual server? Unfortunately, attaching an external drive to the VM host computer is not an option.