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    Robocopy help

    I need to move a ton of folders from one server to another server with as little after work as poss.

    I have found these 2 commands but wanted you advice first.

    Create empty shared folders on the new machine.
    Turn off inheritance of permissions to contained folders and files.

    Use ROBOCOPY with the option /COPYATSO to move all folders and files from
    the old shares to the new shares, preserving:
    Data content
    File Attributes
    Timestamps
    NTFS ACLs
    Ownership
    easyest to use is robocopy:
    robocopy /mir /sec "\\oldserver\d$" "\\newserver\d$"

    This way security gets copied to
    The first option looks like I would need to create all the shares first which I don't really want to do.

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    Robocopy will do the trick but you'll need a folder accessible remotely on the other server.

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    Have you looked at this - Download: File Server Migration Toolkit - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

    Moves everything nice and easy works a treat and all in a gui.

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    Just read the migration toolkit whitepaper. Looks very ott or is it just MS making things look more complicated than they are?
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    What switches would you recommend if I use Robocopy?


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    The switches are completely upto you

    this site provides good detail Robocopy

    As an example we use this one quite often

    "Robocopy "\\sourceservername\sourcesharename" "\\destinationservername\destinationsharename" /E /Z /XD (any exluded folders) /SEC /XO /R:0 /W:0 /TEE /LOG+:"copy.log"

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    Just read the migration toolkit whitepaper. Looks very ott or is it just MS making things look more complicated than they are?
    They have gone of the top with the whitepaper. Trust me its easy

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    Does the migration toolkit work on domain servers, something in the white paper mentions DFS root server cannot be a domain controller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutech4schools View Post
    Does the migration toolkit work on domain servers, something in the white paper mentions DFS root server cannot be a domain controller.
    Yep it will work

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    Am I right in thinking you run the toolkit from the destination server rather than the server I will copy the data from?

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    Off hand I cant remember as I rarely have to touch the program.... I'll have a look on the server tomorrow

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    Just tried to use Robocopy but got a 'the filename, directory name or syntax is incorrect using the following:

    "Robocopy "\\server1\Multimedia$" "\\server2\Multimedia$" /E /Z /SEC /R:2 /W:30 /TEE /LOG+:"copy.log"

    Cant be the file or folder name so must be a syntax issue.

    I also assume it does not matter which server I am running this from as long as the first server/share is the source.

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    Try this

    Code:
    Robocopy "\\server1\Multimedia$" "\\server2\Multimedia$" /E /Z /SEC /R:2 /W:30 /TEE /LOG+:c:\copy.log
    What OS are you running? If its Server 2003 you will need this installing - http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...ng=en&id=15326

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