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    hello

    how company build from a number of branches all over the country.
    in each branch we have like a file server every user with special permission.

    is there any tool or software that can help copy all the files to new server with all
    of the uniqe settings ?

    p.s
    both of them server 2003
    Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.
    Please give reputation points where appropriate.

  • #2
    Re: migrate from one server to another

    DoubleTake can do it but it's expensive. You might want to look at Robocopy, Xcopy, XXcopy, or Allsync.

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    • #3
      Re: migrate from one server to another

      How about using DFS............?

      Regards,
      Kapil Sharma
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Life is too short, Enjoy It.

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      • #4
        Re: migrate from one server to another

        If the branch office server roles as purely file server roles. You could just install your Operating System and perform a backup/restore using NTBACKUP of the data from the source server to the destination server and retain NTFS permissons, enabling the option restore security. You could in fact perform the above with many if not all backup products.

        Alternatively, you could use XCOPY as mentioned previously, using the following syntax:

        Code:
        xcopy <source> <destination> /O /X /E /H /K
        As a backup and restore is unable to restore Share permissons, you will need to perform a export of the below registry key and import to the new server following successful restore of the data and security and restart the Server service.

        Code:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares
        This would be a method that would work with no costs asscoiated. Also DFS would work but you need to bear in mind brach office connections for replication.
        MCSA 2000/2003

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        • #5
          Re: migrate from one server to another

          thank you all for the help
          Any advice is given in good faith and without warranty.
          Please give reputation points where appropriate.

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