Windows Server 2008 Thread, Copy shares from 1 server to another? in Technical; I'm trying to find an easy to way to copy all our folders and shares from one server to another.
28th May 2010, 02:37 PM #1
Copy shares from 1 server to another?
I'm trying to find an easy to way to copy all our folders and shares from one server to another.
The old server is windows 2000 the new server is windows 2008
I've been looking at robo copy but i don't think that copies shares? although i've been told it does.
At the moment i'm just on the new server and dragging files across from \\server\E$ but here is around 80GB of data and most of it is small images or text documents so it takes hours just to populate a list when doing it this way and it's copying between 500-900KB/s
Surely there is a quicker way?
28th May 2010, 02:49 PM #2
I have used ViceVersa in the past to transfer files and folders between server while retaining NTFS permissions. We did buy it but they have a 30 day free trial.
28th May 2010, 02:52 PM #3
I'll check it out (after half term ) many thanks.
28th May 2010, 02:52 PM #4
I had all user going to a hidden share and then redirected them to a folder with in that share.
28th May 2010, 03:05 PM #5
How many shares would you have to recreate?
If you have a lot of similar shares (some places uses one share per home directory), this could be scripted easily.
Robocopy will not recreate shares.
IIRC there was a command line program called permcopy that would allow you to copy permissions to other shares an NT4 reskit tool maybe. I'm fairly sure you had to create the shares manually though.
28th May 2010, 03:07 PM #6
This could help Download details: File Server Migration Toolkit should do most of it automaticly.
28th May 2010, 06:50 PM #7
between 10-20 so it wouldnt be too hard to do it manually. We have around 400 user accounts but i don't need to share their home directories i dont think?
Originally Posted by TheLibrarian
I'll give it a go, thanks
Originally Posted by SYNACK
28th May 2010, 07:18 PM #8
Last time I had to transfer alot of files / folders / shares from one server to another whilst retaining permissions etc i used Secure Copy.
To be honest, not sure how much it costs nowadays etc.
28th May 2010, 07:26 PM #9
I tend to use ntbackup then restre it to the new server, normally takes a couple of hours when i do it for around 60gb
31st May 2010, 07:04 AM #10
9th June 2010, 09:22 AM #11
This seems to be doing the trick here, the wizard is easy enough to follow. thanks for the suggestion.
Originally Posted by SYNACK
9th June 2010, 03:16 PM #12
You can use RmtShare to recreate the shared eaily - Rmtshare - File and Printer shares
9th June 2010, 03:33 PM #13
The above tool is working away, but extremely slowly, like 1GB/25mins
9th June 2010, 03:34 PM #14
Which tool, cant be rmtshare as it completes almost instalntly normally!
9th June 2010, 03:47 PM #15
Microsoft File Server Migration Wizard... judging by it's current speed i'd estimate this to take over 24 hours.
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