Migrating off your Windows boxes onto the S7000
Another posting so soon... whats going on I hear you ask? Well maybe not....
Anyway, Today I'm going to tgalk about migration off the legacy Windows servers you have onto the nice new S7000's that are popping up all over the place and I am indebted to John at Settle College for this one (beers (or coffee) at least when we meet).
John told me about a basic migration tool he found on the Microsoft Technet website called "Richcopy". It allowed him to migrate data off his old Windows boxes quickly and easily on to his nice new S7110 4TB.
He did say that some of the extremely long file names that students had given certain documents (i.e. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj.doc) were not picked up but it did give him an error report so he could look at those individual files.
I've tried it here on my laptop to copy across some data onto my backup drive (yes I am a diligent little soldier and backup my data on a very regular basis - must be the StorageTek in me coming out).
It's very easy to use, quick and above all free.
Here's the link: Free Utility: RichCopy, an Advanced Alternative to RoboCopy
right, off to make a chilli con carne for tea.