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Old 22-09-2005
Vinod Kalra
 
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Moving shares to another Windows 2003 Server

Hey everyone,

What is the best way to migrate my data from my exisiting Windows 2003
Server DC to my new Windows 2003 DC. I want to be able to move all my
shares, including any existing permissions. Here's are config:

W2K3 Acitive Directory Domain
ALL Servers runnying W2K3
Source server will be taken offline

Please let me know.

Thanks,

Vinod



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Old 23-09-2005
Don Wilwol
 
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Re: Moving shares to another Windows 2003 Server


http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/Blog/cns!1pJhYIW7R6HVEEKz9wQ2vdnQ!120.entry
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Hope it helps...........

dw

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"Vinod Kalra" <vinod@trifineon.com> wrote in message
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> Hey everyone,
>
> What is the best way to migrate my data from my exisiting Windows 2003
> Server DC to my new Windows 2003 DC. I want to be able to move all my
> shares, including any existing permissions. Here's are config:
>
> W2K3 Acitive Directory Domain
> ALL Servers runnying W2K3
> Source server will be taken offline
>
> Please let me know.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Vinod
>



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Old 23-09-2005
Vinod Kalra
 
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Re: Moving shares to another Windows 2003 Server

Does the File Migration Tool work for W2K3 to W2K3 servers? No NT Server
involved here.

Thanks,

Vinod
"Don Wilwol" <donwilwol@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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>
> http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/Blog/cns!1pJhYIW7R6HVEEKz9wQ2vdnQ!120.entry
> --
> Hope it helps...........
>
> dw
>
> Don Wilwol
> Blog - http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/
> Web - http://capital.net/~wilwol/dw.htm
> DonWilwol(REMOVE)@yahoo.com
>
> "Vinod Kalra" <vinod@trifineon.com> wrote in message
> news:U-WdnZDPTOi-ba_eRVn-rg@rogers.com...
>> Hey everyone,
>>
>> What is the best way to migrate my data from my exisiting Windows 2003
>> Server DC to my new Windows 2003 DC. I want to be able to move all my
>> shares, including any existing permissions. Here's are config:
>>
>> W2K3 Acitive Directory Domain
>> ALL Servers runnying W2K3
>> Source server will be taken offline
>>
>> Please let me know.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Vinod
>>

>
>



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Old 23-09-2005
Don Wilwol
 
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Re: Moving shares to another Windows 2003 Server

I think so. I've never done it.


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Hope it helps...........

dw

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Web - http://capital.net/~wilwol/dw.htm
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"Vinod Kalra" <vinod@trifineon.com> wrote in message
news:mo2dnf1T2s6lm67eRVn-1A@rogers.com...
> Does the File Migration Tool work for W2K3 to W2K3 servers? No NT Server
> involved here.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Vinod
> "Don Wilwol" <donwilwol@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:O$4soc6vFHA.3864@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
>>
>> http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/Blog/cns!1pJhYIW7R6HVEEKz9wQ2vdnQ!120.entry
>> --
>> Hope it helps...........
>>
>> dw
>>
>> Don Wilwol
>> Blog - http://spaces.msn.com/members/wilwol/
>> Web - http://capital.net/~wilwol/dw.htm
>> DonWilwol(REMOVE)@yahoo.com
>>
>> "Vinod Kalra" <vinod@trifineon.com> wrote in message
>> news:U-WdnZDPTOi-ba_eRVn-rg@rogers.com...
>>> Hey everyone,
>>>
>>> What is the best way to migrate my data from my exisiting Windows 2003
>>> Server DC to my new Windows 2003 DC. I want to be able to move all my
>>> shares, including any existing permissions. Here's are config:
>>>
>>> W2K3 Acitive Directory Domain
>>> ALL Servers runnying W2K3
>>> Source server will be taken offline
>>>
>>> Please let me know.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Vinod
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



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Old 23-09-2005
Ada Pan [MSFT]
 
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Re: Moving shares to another Windows 2003 Server

Hi Vinod,

There are several methods to migrate the data from one server to another.

Method 1: FSMT
==============
This tool can also be used between Windows Server 2003. For more
information, please refer to the following articles.

Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...ocs/msfsc.mspx


Overview of the Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserv...ocs/msfst_over
view.mspx


Method 2: Copy Data
=================

You can also use Robocopy.exe to copy data from one server to another and
then using Permcopy.exe to migrate share permissions. Use the /SEC
parameter in Robocopy.exe to copy NTFS permissions from the source folder
to the destination folder. After you finish moving the data, share the
folders on the target server (either manually or by using scripts), and
then use Permcopy.exe to copy share permissions from the source server to
the target server.

Permcopy.exe and Robocopy.exe are available on the Windows Server 2003
Deployment Kit companion CD. For more information about Permcopy.exe and
Robocopy.exe, click Tools in Help and Support Center for Windows Server
2003, and then click "Windows Resource Kit Tools Help."

- Advantages:

These tools are available as part of the Windows Server 2003 Deployment
Kit.

This method is simple if you are migrating a small amount of data.

Robocopy.exe gives you a number of options for migrating data, including
the following:

Using file names, wildcard characters, paths, or file attributes to
include or exclude source files as candidates for migrating.

Controlling the number of times that Robocopy.exe retries an operation
after encountering a recoverable network error.

Scheduling copy jobs to run automatically.


- Disadvantages:

Files are copied across the network, which can impact network bandwidth.

This method should not be used to migrate encrypted files.

If users are accessing files as the files are copied, you must make
arrangements to migrate files that change while the copy occurs.

This method might take a long time to complete if you are migrating large
amounts of data.

This method does not migrate shared folder information to the destination
server. As a result, folders that are shared on the source server are not
shared when you copy or restore them on the destination server. You must
share the destination folders manually or by using scripts, and then use
Permcopy.exe to migrate any share permissions.

Others: Use third-party migration tools, hardware, or services provided by
hardware vendors
===========================================================
A number of third-party migration tools can automate the entire migration
process. These migration tools typically offer features such as bandwidth
throttling, scheduling, incremental file migration, and monitoring. Many
hardware vendors also provide hardware solutions and services that can
assist you in migrating data.


For more information, please refer to the following article:

Identifying Data to Migrate
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../library/DepKi
t/e071b7e3-113e-40cb-b59c-c211df52ef16.mspx

Identifying Migration Risks
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../library/DepKi
t/e071b7e3-113e-40cb-b59c-c211df52ef16.mspx

Hope it helps.

Regards,

Ada Pan

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