large file copy from non-vm to vm fails consistently

I am trying to copy a large file, about 44GB, from a physical server running Windows Server 2003 R2 to a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. There is plenty of room on the destination server as well. It seems to start fine and then about 60-61% of the way the transfer rate drops and the file copy status screen just sits there (see attached screenshot}.



VM Network Connections are generally reliable. VM Net3 is a custom connection. Check the connection parameters to make sure they are correct.

How did you copy? Windows Explorer? Try opening a command prompt and use the Copy command.

Make sure there is 100 GB free on the target server as Windows may make a temporary file when copying.



VM Network Connections are generally reliable. VM Net3 is a custom connection. Check the connection parameters to make sure they are correct.

How did you copy? Windows Explorer? Try opening a command prompt and use the Copy command.

Make sure there is 100 GB free on the target server as Windows may make a temporary file when copying.



as it turns out, I powered off the VM and then back on again last night. After that, the file copy worked (?!). Problem solved!



I fixed it myself and didn't rely on input.





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