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Transfer files from 1 server to another?

By lt1transamgt ·
I have about 100 gigs of data on a NT 4 Server and I would like to transfer it to a Windows 2000 server. I know I can do a backup and restore to the new machine but I would like to do it another way to save time becuase I would like the server to bedown as short as possible. I also don't want to just do a copy and paste becuase if it comes across a file that is being used it will stop. Is there a program I can use to transfer the files and will it let me know if a file is not able to be copiedbut also continue copying? I have tried FileSync but it stops after 53 gigs. Please let me know.

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by tduval In reply to Transfer files from 1 ser ...

if you don't have a raid system, try to plug old Nt disk as a 'slave' (I know, not in SCSI) into your new w2k server.

And just copy from old to new one.
Fast and efficient.

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by lt1transamgt In reply to Transfer files from 1 ser ...

I forgot to mention in the original question but the data I need moved is on a SCSI Raid 5 Array.

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Transfer files from 1 server to another?

by gotmojo In reply to Transfer files from 1 ser ...

Aelita's Server Consolidation Wizard migrates data to a new storage location by synchronizing the source and target servers during transition. Files, folders, shares and printers are migrated with their security settings (permissions, auditing and ownership) intact. You have the option to filter the objects to migrate and specify rules for "on-the-fly" updating of objects' security settings. No impact on end user.

http://www.aelita.com/products/SCW.htm

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by f_somers In reply to Transfer files from 1 ser ...

Hi,
use Robocopy (Robust Copy) from the Windows Resource Kit. It's a command line tool you can use to copy data between the servers. There are a large number of settings you can configure in robocopy. So, install the Resource Kit, and read the robocopy.doc file.
Some switches you should be looking at are:
/E Copies all subdirectories (including empty ones).
/Z Copies files in restartable mode (that is, restarts the copy process from the point of failure).
/SEC Copies NTFS security information. (Source and destination volumes must both be NTFS.)
/MOVE Moves files and directories (that is, deletes source files and directories after copying).
/MIR Mirrors a directory tree (equivalent to running both /E and /PURGE).
/R:n Specifies thenumber of retries on failed copies. (The default is 1 million.)
/V Produces verbose output (including skipped files).
/ETA Shows estimated time of completion for copied files.
/LOG+:file Redirects output to the specified file, appending it to the file if it already exists.

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by Mihai.P In reply to Transfer files from 1 ser ...

you can use robocopy utility from Resource Kit
it allows you to make a full copy of your folders and to ignore open files
after that you can use incremental copy (will copy only modified files) just before you make the switch beetween servers
i replaced a NT file server with a win2000 server few month ago and it worked fine
ps you must have a user with permissions on both servers

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