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how to transfer file server?

    Question

  • Hi,

    I am a computer administrator of mini company.

    My boss has boutht the new IBM server for acting as file server. My old file server uses windows server 2003. My new server has windows server 2008.

    I want to ask if I can transfer my old file server to the the new file server.  Because the don't want to reconfigure like Permission, File Sharing and so on. If can, show me the ways too.

    Thanks,

    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 2:55 AM

Answers

  • Hello,

     

    For your concern about the migration of file server with share and security permissions, the File Server Migration Wizard is a good GUI tool for you to copy files, folders, and their security settings from one or more source file servers to a target file server. You may consider to use it because it simplify the process of copying data and minimize the impact of the consolidation or migration on end users.

     

    Scenario

     

    Considering the aging Windows 2003 file server and the new file server (Windows Server 2008) are members in a domain.

     

    1. You may install File Server Migration Tool on target file server.

     

    2. Launch the File Server Migration Wizard.

     

    3. Create a new migration project and save it in "C:\FileServerMigration"

     

    4. When you add source file server, please input hostname (inputting IP address of server is not supported)

     

    5. Please verify the checkbox of "Resolve invalid Security descriptors" is not selected.

     

    6. You may find that all the files and folders with Share and Security permission have been replicated to the target server.

     

    7. Since the Security descriptors (users and groups) are stored in Active Directory Database, all the folders and files can be accessible as normally.

     

    For more information:

     

    Download: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d00e3eae-930a-42b0-b595-66f462f5d87b&DisplayLang=en

     

    You may refer to this Whitepaper to perform the file server migration task

     

    File Server Migration Toolkit Whitepaper

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/6/3/963f5b22-6304-4f15-a2af-35e0b81046af/FSMT%20Whitepaper.doc

     

    Hope this can be helpful.

    Scorprio


    TechNet Software Assurance Managed Newsgroup MCTS: Windows Vista | Exchange Server 2007 MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician | Server & Enterprise Admin | System Architect
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:15 AM
  • Hi Sovannmony,

    In addition to Scorprio's suggestion, Robocopy also is a powerful File Management tool.

    Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/tnmag/archive/2009/12/17/get-to-know-robocopy-for-more-powerful-file-management.aspx

    Robocopy /MIR switch – mirroring file permissions
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/07/31/robocopy-mir-switch-mirroring-file-permissions.aspx

    Brent
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:06 AM

All replies

  • Hello,

     

    For your concern about the migration of file server with share and security permissions, the File Server Migration Wizard is a good GUI tool for you to copy files, folders, and their security settings from one or more source file servers to a target file server. You may consider to use it because it simplify the process of copying data and minimize the impact of the consolidation or migration on end users.

     

    Scenario

     

    Considering the aging Windows 2003 file server and the new file server (Windows Server 2008) are members in a domain.

     

    1. You may install File Server Migration Tool on target file server.

     

    2. Launch the File Server Migration Wizard.

     

    3. Create a new migration project and save it in "C:\FileServerMigration"

     

    4. When you add source file server, please input hostname (inputting IP address of server is not supported)

     

    5. Please verify the checkbox of "Resolve invalid Security descriptors" is not selected.

     

    6. You may find that all the files and folders with Share and Security permission have been replicated to the target server.

     

    7. Since the Security descriptors (users and groups) are stored in Active Directory Database, all the folders and files can be accessible as normally.

     

    For more information:

     

    Download: Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=d00e3eae-930a-42b0-b595-66f462f5d87b&DisplayLang=en

     

    You may refer to this Whitepaper to perform the file server migration task

     

    File Server Migration Toolkit Whitepaper

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/6/3/963f5b22-6304-4f15-a2af-35e0b81046af/FSMT%20Whitepaper.doc

     

    Hope this can be helpful.

    Scorprio


    TechNet Software Assurance Managed Newsgroup MCTS: Windows Vista | Exchange Server 2007 MCITP: Enterprise Support Technician | Server & Enterprise Admin | System Architect
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 3:15 AM
  • Hi Sovannmony,

    In addition to Scorprio's suggestion, Robocopy also is a powerful File Management tool.

    Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/tnmag/archive/2009/12/17/get-to-know-robocopy-for-more-powerful-file-management.aspx

    Robocopy /MIR switch – mirroring file permissions
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2008/07/31/robocopy-mir-switch-mirroring-file-permissions.aspx

    Brent
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Tuesday, January 25, 2011 8:06 AM