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Best method for copying data to larger hard drive

    Question

  • Hi,

    I have a client with Server 2008 R2. The Server has x2 300GB hdd in RAID 1 array. A c: & d: partition are present. C: partition is for boot/system files and the D: partition is the standard "data shares" partition.

    The current issue:
    D: drive partition is at only 4gb of free space. We have purchased x1 900gb hdd that can be installed in the server.

    My Question:
    The current D: partition has a large number of shares & permissions for folders and files. What is the best method for moving all the data from the D: partition to the new 900gb hdd, without losing all the shares & permission settings?

    Thanks for your time.

    Regards,
    Roger

    Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:55 AM

Answers

  • Hi.

    I would suggest using robocopy to copy all files to the new drive. Robocopy can copy all permissions and structures.

    Well then we need to repoint the shares. There I would go through the registry and lanmanserver settings.

    To simplify abit I did a blogentry with a picture.



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    Oscar Virot

    • Marked as answer by ICUco Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:07 PM
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 11:32 AM

All replies

  • Hi.

    I would suggest using robocopy to copy all files to the new drive. Robocopy can copy all permissions and structures.

    Well then we need to repoint the shares. There I would go through the registry and lanmanserver settings.

    To simplify abit I did a blogentry with a picture.



    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. Even if you are not the author of a thread you can always help others by voting as Helpful. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.


    Oscar Virot

    • Marked as answer by ICUco Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:07 PM
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 11:32 AM
  • Thanks for your post Oscar. Very helpful.
    Saturday, November 02, 2013 12:07 PM