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 :doh: :getmecoat:
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.