Back from my holiday and straight into couple of big migration projects. While running these projects I needed to move 20TB of data around.

Now I have generally used Robocopy for pretty much all my copy/move/sync needs but to move that much of data I needed another utility that could do it faster. Comes in Microsoft with their RichCopy, which was an internal tool for many years till they made it public.

The advantage of Richcopy is that its multithreaded. Really multithreaded. I ran 256 directory copy threads with eachdirectory copy getting 256 file copy operations, effectively running 65536 copy operations simultaniously and Richcopy ran with it just fine. Check out the screehshots below.

You can grab your copy from here.