MS File Server Migration Tool Question.

Discussion in 'Server Migration' started by Puckhndlr, May 3, 2006.

  1. Puckhndlr

    Puckhndlr Guest

    Greetings,
    I am using the Microsoft File Server Migration Tool Kit to move some data
    folders and files over to a new data server. Using the File Server Migration
    Tool, if I migrate a folder with files from the source server over to the new
    data server today, is there a way that I can migrate that same folder from
    the source server over to the new data server tomorrow, and have it just move
    the files that have changed since today's migration?

    Basically is there a way in the file server migration tool to do an
    "incremental" migration similar to an incremental backup where the source
    folder looks at the target folder and only copies the files that are
    different or have changed since the last migration?

    Thank you in advance for any and all information.
     
    Puckhndlr, May 3, 2006
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  2. Hi,

    You can re-migrate the folder but all files under the folder will be
    migrated again. FSMT doesn't support incremental migration.

    Thanks.


    Best regards,

    Vincent Xu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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  3. Puckhndlr

    Hank Arnold Guest

    The referenced documents talk about migrating to Windows 2003. Am I
    correct in that this tool will work on migrating from W2K Server to W2K
    Server?

    BTW, what are the advantages of this over using a program like Robocopy
    or NTBACKUP?

    Regards,
    Hank Arnold
     
    Hank Arnold, May 4, 2006
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  4. Puckhndlr

    Tim Munro Guest

    Take a look at Robocopy. Excellent tool.
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    Tim

     
    Tim Munro, May 4, 2006
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  5. Puckhndlr

    Puckhndlr Guest

    Thank you very much for the information. Even without that particular
    feature, this tool works great.
     
    Puckhndlr, May 4, 2006
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  6. Hi,

    Glad to provide information. :)

    Have a good day.


    Best regards,

    Vincent Xu
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Vincent Xu [MSFT], May 5, 2006
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