RM – Replacing the Forest Root Server
Hi Everyone, Just wanted to see what your views are on this.
Today the engineer turned up to decommission our Forest Root server to the new but rather than doing a fresh install he got out his external drive and used Symantec Backup to take a snapshot of the system and transferred this to the new. (he’s coming back tomorrow to finish off)
My issue is that he upgraded to OS from Win2K to 2003, so basically sitting on top of our old OS with legacy files just sitting around. Does this replicate any problems we had on our old server to the new……? (if any)
I’ve always preferred to do a fresh install as I tend to find an upgrade sitting on an old OS causes slower performance.
Is this RM purely just cutting corners or is this the way to do this?