UNC path vs. Absolute path to local machine?Locked
My question is this….
I have a custom app by developers which after completing its calculations, copies about 8GB of data from the local D:\Folder of ‘ServerA’ to the local D:\Folder2 of ‘ServerA’ (same server).
However, the developers used a UNC path for ‘ServerA’ in the config…. //ServerA/D$/Folder copies to //ServerA/D$/Folder2. We find that it takes 13 min. to do this copy.
However, if we change the config file to say copy D:\Folder to D:\Folder2, it takes less than 1 min.
Netstat show hardly any activity on the network during the UNC file copy. What else could be slowing it down 13 fold?!