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Speed up export of feature class to feature class

Question asked by aliceell on Oct 16, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 16, 2018 by asrujit_pb

I'm trying to export a feature class (saved locally) to a GDB (on a server) in ArcCatalog. Half the time ArcCatalog hangs when I try to export it-- just right-clicking the feature class and clicking Export to GDB results in ArcCatalog not responding for at least five minutes. This continues over and over (picking output location, entering the name, etc.) until I finally click "OK" to export it. Then it hangs, again, for at least ten minutes. The most recent one I did still has not completed its export.

The feature class is very small (a vector polygon, so only about 500 kb) so I am not sure why it is taking that long. My connection is also very good. Is there a way to speed this up? I am on Windows 10 64-bit and using ArcCatalog 10.6