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By daniel ·
We are planning to migrate all of our department folders and files from our existing NT 4.0 Fileserver to our new Windows 2000 Fileserver, and want to maintain all permission, shares, etc. Both the destination and source servers are partitioned with NTFS. When I tested a shared folder using the Scopy and robocopy tools, only the files were migrated and not the folders. Any suggestions without having to purchase expensive third party software?

Thanks,
Dan

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by Haissam In reply to File Migration

XCOPY source [destination] /E /V /I /H /K /O /X

should do the trick. It will copy all files and subdirectories along with file attributes, ACLs and Audit settings and it comes standard with w2k.

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by daniel In reply to File Migration

Windows NT doesn't support the /o & /x switches, so I used SCOPY, although permissions were not migrated, even when I tried the switches.

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by daniel In reply to File Migration

Windows NT doesn't support the /o & /x switches, so I used SCOPY, although permissions were not migrated, even when I tried the switches.

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by HuckleberryHound In reply to File Migration

ROBOCOPY will do this if you use the /SEC option.
This is the command that I use:
ROBOCOPY source destination /V /S /R /W:30 /MIR /SEC
The /SEC switch is not included in older copies of ROBOCOPY so make sure you have a current version.

Thereis also a shareware tool that will do this. Check out XXCOPY from http://www.xxcopy.com

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by daniel In reply to File Migration

I used robocopy although permissions were not migrated

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by daniel In reply to File Migration

I used robocopy although permissions were not migrated

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by Frobo In reply to File Migration

I used SecureCopy for that, wihle it will copy Files, Folders Permissions and Shares. This you could schedule and it could do such things like differantial copys when you schedule it over long term.

regards
http://www.smallwonders.com/SecureCopy.htm
Frobo

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