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    Restoring Files to a different server

    Currently I'm trying to move a large part of my user data from one server to another to give more space to various groups. Unfortunately I've just realised that my source server had an Ultrium 2 drive and the destination has an Ultrium 3 drive

    Unfortunately I'm a little pushed for time and systems to experiment on so I thought I'd go through my options and hope that someone can let me know what will work and what wont.

    All destination servers have BackupExec 11d and Ultrium 3 drives and True Image Echo/True Image Server 9.1, the source server has BackupExec 10.0 and an Ultrium 2 drive and Acronis TrueImage Server 9.1. I need to bring through all the file security and file ownership info (for quotaing)

    1: Ultrium 3 drives will read Ultrium 2 tapes. Use Backupexec on destination server to inventry backup from source server tape. Restore to new location. (Prefered but wishfull thinking?)
    2: Install Backupexec remote agent from Source server. Restore through BackupExec (agent older version than BackupExec on destination server, problems?).
    3: Install BackupExec agent from destination server onto source server. Create backup of data then restore locally (a bit messy and only works if the remote agent is part of the standard version of Backupexec 11d, otherwise I don't have it)
    4: Do a file backup with Acronis. Restore on other server. (Not sure if it will bring through all the security/owner information)
    5: Some other free software to move the file between serves whilst maintaining the security information.

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    I'd give option 1 a go, I would think it would work fine.

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    Robocopy is your friend here Download details: Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

    Just use with the /COPYALL option which will copy all permissions, ownership etc.

    If you want a nice GUI for it, try http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...spotlight.aspx
    Last edited by teejay; 17th February 2009 at 12:05 PM.

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    @Stuart_C:
    Why not use the functionality of Acronis and let it do the work for you.

    Acronis Universal Restore - complete disaster recovery planning


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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    Robocopy is your friend here Download details: Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools

    Just use with the /COPYALL option which will copy all permissions, ownership etc.

    If you want a nice GUI for it, try Utility Spotlight: Robocopy GUI
    I'll go along with that.

    HBJB

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    Cheers for that. I've started Robocopying... so time for a nap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Cheers for that. I've started Robocopying... so time for a nap!
    What switches did you use? I always include /b /w:1 /r:1 (use backup privilege, wait one second on error; retry only once) and log the results.

    If anything goes wrong (eg file with unreadable permissions and you didn't use /b) then the default is to wait 30 seconds and retry (I think) 1,000,000 times.

    You could get a very long nap out of this :-) (but the nice thing about robocopy is that you can hit CTRL Break to interrupt, change the switches and it will then get back to where it left off pretty quickly)

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    I just used /COPYALL and /E. Actually didn't take that long to do 62Gb so I didn't get to nap!

    Helped of course by the fact that there's no other traffic on the network particulalry appart from me so no-one trying to use the network or files.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srochford View Post
    If anything goes wrong (eg file with unreadable permissions
    Changing the name of your source folder in your DFS root whilst mid copy thus meaning the source no longer exists you mean?

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    This might be another option, does the same job but more simple.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...ocs/msfsc.mspx

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