File Server Migration

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Jeff, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Guest

    I need to migrate 2 of our Windows 2000 file servers to a NAS device. So,
    all of the data needs to be moved along with shares, ACLs, etc. Does anyone
    have any tools that can be used for this? Scripts? Suggestions?

    Thanks,

    Jeff
     
    Jeff, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Jimmy Andersson [MVP], Aug 17, 2004
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  3. Jeff

    Feng Mao Guest

    Hi Jeff,

    Thank you for post!

    I believe Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit recommended by Jimmy can
    be helpful.

    Also, we can divide your requests to two different steps:

    Step 1: Copy files between servers and keep the permissions intact.You can
    use the XCOPY command which is built into Windows 2000 to copy files with
    permissions intact. The exact syntax is:

    XCOPY <source> <destination> /O /X

    The "/O" switch copies with ownership and permissions and the "/X" switch
    copies audit settings.

    If you wish to move an entire directory structure, your syntax would be:

    XCOPY <source directory> <destination> /E /O /X

    In all cases the "/X" switch is optional and only needs to used if you wish
    to retain file auditing settings.

    2. Move shares between servers

    This can be done with an export/import of the registry keys that are
    specific to the shares. In a situation where there are many users, this may
    be a lot of work to sort out 100+ specific keys to export and then import
    on the target server. This is fully documented in the KnowledgeBase article

    125996 Saving and restoring existing Windows shares
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=125996

    Have a good day!

    I hope this answers your questions.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Feng Mao [MSFT], MCSE
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    | all of the data needs to be moved along with shares, ACLs, etc. Does
    anyone
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    Feng Mao, Aug 18, 2004
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