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    Copying folders between servers

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    we are just moving users data over to a new network. I need to copy the student users work areas over now. However I get errors while trying to copy some folders eg folder lenght too long etc ....

    Can any recommend me a program that will just copy all these folders and files across and also skip any errors that appear. I don't need to retain any permissions as students get new logins to the new domain.

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    Have you tried moving them using xcopy? you have to use that when moving large VM's so would of thought it would work.

    If not, boot the machine into Linux (UNBUNTU LIVE CD) and copy the folders that way which also works also clears the permissions so you can re-do them as they do get pretty messy.

    James.

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    I'd recommend using Robocopy personally.

    [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy]robocopy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

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    You want to use Robocopy or Richcopy if you want a GUI

    Free Utility: RichCopy, an Advanced Alternative to RoboCopy

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    You could wait until we release teh EduMove tool (soon now, honest!)

    EduMove - Coming Soon

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    sounds good, i got about 600gb of data to transfer i think, ill give it ago but i cant wait for long as i need to get that part of my project work done soon

    mark

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    Yeah EduMove will cope with that no problem shouldn't be long now just waiting a few things.

    dont know why i didn't say that the first time! i only read a reply to the main threa 5 miniutes before LOL!

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    Recently did this with Robocopy, seems to have done the job just fine. Lots of cleaning up to do with broken filenames though, where the student has decided to call their work dbhewufyefesfsefzfe etc etc until they hit the size limit!

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    Key thing with robocopy is to include the /b switch. This makes it run in "backup mode" and will bypass any security issues (eg where a user has taken ownership of their files and removed administrator etc). Add the /sec switch if you think the permissions are currently good and want to preserve them or leave it off and use something like subinacl to put them right when the files have been copied

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    We've just done exactly the same thing (on a smaller scale) with Robocopy, worked perfectly.

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