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  • i have a old server running server 2008r2  64 bit,  i bought a new server same hardware, i want to move all the files over to eventually shunt down the old server, any suggestions on easy way to move them? any insights would be greatly appricated!! thanks

    Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:38 PM

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  • When the server is running, run a robycopy, re-run the robycopy a lot of time to be sure all file are sync'ed. Check the robocopy's log, be sure it copied all ntfs's security. (other copy tool exist, you can use the one you prefer)

    In a maintenance's windows, remake all share, and when you are sure all file are copied at the correct localtion (re-run a last time the robocopy), close all share from the old server, and point back you login script/gpp to the new share location.

    If you are more a hack and slash method, make a backup with the Windows Backup's role, and restore it to the new hardware, and keep the old server after the restore. 


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    • Proposed as answer by Yagmoth555MVP Monday, November 5, 2012 3:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Friday, November 9, 2012 7:29 AM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 1:38 AM
  • Hi,

    You can use Robocopy(Robust File Copy) to copy large number of files by specifying the source and the destination.
    Robocopy
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(v=WS.10).aspx
    Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee851678.aspx

    Regards,
    Cicely

    • Proposed as answer by Yagmoth555MVP Monday, November 5, 2012 3:14 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Friday, November 9, 2012 7:29 AM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 6:59 AM
  • Hi,

    suggest you to go through a simple technique by using robocopy GUI.

    Easy and efficient here is the link below:

    http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/RoboCopy-GUI.shtml

    Thank you,


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    • Proposed as answer by Yagmoth555MVP Monday, November 5, 2012 3:13 PM
    • Marked as answer by Cicely Feng Friday, November 9, 2012 7:29 AM
    Friday, November 2, 2012 5:51 PM

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