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By Stef Gerber ·
i am adding a new SCSI hard drive to my server running NT 4.
My old hard drive is very close to full, and i will partition the new one. i want to copy a lot of folders from my old partition to the new one, and i want to be able to keep all the existing file permissions just as they were. i know when you copy between partitions the permissions return to full access to everyone.
is there a way that this could be done?
A volume set is not the answer that i am looking for. Please help me !

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by Bob the Builder In reply to File permissions

The NT4 Res Kit plus the update from Microsoft has applications that will let you copy folders whilst keeping existing folder/file permissions.

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by oisere In reply to File permissions

Use (SCOPY with /o /s switches) to move the folders and directories to the new server. I did the same thing 3 months ago. SCOPY is in the NT resource kit.

scopy \\computername\sharedfolder \\destinationcomputername\sharedfolder /o /s

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by shmaltz In reply to File permissions

If you do a backup and resotre with a backup program that restores permission's (like Veritas) it will work.

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by chaubne1 In reply to File permissions

You can also use the Native Directory Replicator in Windows NT 4 Server. Go into the Server Manager and double-click your server. Set up the export and import directories (Type them in) and then choose the same server for to and from.

I have donethis several times and it works without problems.

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