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Migrating file server data to new server

By squidward ·
We are in the process of upgrading our file and print server to a newer, more robust machine. This is a whole new process to me and I'm wondering what things I need to be aware of when it comes to migrating the data to the new machine. I've foundinformation regarding a printer migrator tool on microsoft's site, but otherwise haven't been able to locate much other info regarding this process. If anyone could point me to some good info it would be most appreciated. Both the old and the new machine are Win2k Server.

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by BenWagg In reply to Migrating file server dat ...

If the old Win2k server has the data on a separate drive, you could just install it in the new server, if not permanently, at least long enough to copy the data internally to another drive. IMO it would be faster to copy the data thru the IDE or SCSI bus rather than thru a 10/100 network connection or (egad!) a parallel cable...

You will, of course, have to recreate any shares, but since you are copying the data to a different machine you would have to do that anyway. You may probably have to reset folder permission also, unless you use a utility like scopy (secure-copy), which copies the permissions from the source computer to the target computer.

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by ins413 In reply to Migrating file server dat ...

Answer 1 is correct in the fact that it would be easier and faster to just copy from drive to drive internally on the new server. If you do not have this option, you may want to look into the robocopy.exe utility. I used it for a migration of a very complicated folder structure and it worked fine for me. It may be a great idea to backup the data first.

-Norm

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by scottsman In reply to Migrating file server dat ...

make sure that you backup your data and verify that the backup is good. than I would ask what kind of data are you moving? SQL, Oracle, or peachtree, MAS90 etc.... what you are moving has an effect on how you need to move it. If the data is from a specific app. look up info on that app and how the data is best migrated.

Gluck

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by squidward In reply to Migrating file server dat ...

Thanks to those who provided info. Just to clarify, we are restoring data via SCSI tape back-up. It looks like the back-up software provides permission restore, which was a big concern. Also, thanks for the info reagrding paying attention to whatkinds of apps are being moved. This is certainly something that needs to be carefully considered.

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