Transferring data to server is slow, am I doing it the best way?

Discussion created by iggz on Sep 19, 2013
Latest reply on Sep 19, 2013 by ldonahue
It seems to take forever to transfer data to our server.

We have ArcGIS Server 10.1 SP1 with SQL Server 2012 and wired/direct connections.

The way I transfer data is from my laptop through ArcCatalog. I just open the Database Connection, choose the database,  and copy/paste the layers from my laptop into the database on the server.

I'm currently transferring a couple polygons parcel feature classes and some point features and it's been 20 minutes and it's still going. I feel like it should be quicker than this. What's the best way to transfer data to the server?