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Given: Z is a mapped network drive.
I was shocked to discover
transfers blocks from Z:\foo.txt to the local machine, then moves the blocks back to the remote machine and sticks them in Z:\bar.txt.
Isn't there a way to have the server do the self-contained copy? It's really godawful to have clients on dialup connections do in-server file copies.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
Looks like there's no way to avoid this with CIFS. Microsoft doesn't mention copy support here:
and if you search for SMB_COM_COPY, a defined CIFS command code, you can find references to it not being implemented.
I could see the Win32 API not supporting it but it seems like an odd thing to leave out of the protocol implementation.
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