If I understand it correctly, the files are copied through the server that controls the copy (not the source or dest). This is because server cannot guarantee that the two other servers can see each other (firewalls) or would want to communicate with each other (exports file).
However, thare are some tricks you can do with cp:
Very interesting, thanks.
That may pose a problem for my client as the BladeLogic servers are sitting on a remote link so large file transfers are going to kill the bandwidth.
If we were to install a staging/repeater server on the local site could this server be used to overcome this issue?