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Copy files from old server to new while maintaining file security

I will be installing a replacement server on our network.  The server that it is replacing contains about 100 GB worth of info that I need to migrate to the new server.  What is the easiest way to do this while mainitning the directory structure of the old server and security of files and folders?
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ROBOCOPY!!!
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
or SCOPY

Using SCOPY from the Windows NT Resource Kit )

This application copies files and directories to and from NTFS partitions with their securities intact.
SCOPY will not copy files to or from FAT, HPFS, or other non-secured file
systems. SCOPY requires that you have Backup and Restore files User Rights
on both the source and destination computers.

Parameters must be given in the order specified below.

SCOPY source destination [/o] [/a] [/s]



Parameters Description
source Specifies files to copy.
destination Where to copy files to.
/o Copies owner security information.
/a Copies auditing information. Requires that you have the Manage Auditing User Right on both the source and destination computers.  
/s Copies all files in subdirectories.
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chadd25Author Commented:
Is there something that has more of a GUI.  Something not command line based?  
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
of course if your using the latest copy of XCOPY you can use the /O switch

 /O           Copies file ownership and ACL information.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
If you ever need to do complex admin tasks, then command line is the place to be. one robocopy statement will do everything you want. and without a lot of mouse clicking :)
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JammyPakCommented:
also, xcopy has the same functionality as scopy as of Win 2000
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spareticusCommented:
there is securecopy from small wonders
http://www.smallwonders.com/securecopy/secure_features.htm

or if you can get rich copy from someone inside MS that has a gui
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
If you are moving data from one volume to another, don't forget the importance of moving the ACL's with it..  That is the beauty of Pete's suggestion..  Robocopy will keep your ACL's when the move is done..    I can't imagine the hassle of going through 100 Gbs of folders to re-establish the correct security entries..

FE
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
:)
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
I think we convinced him..!!  That was too easy Pete..!!
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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chadd25Author Commented:
Do you guys get some kickback from the inventors of Robocopy...haha
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
LOL no - every once in a while you come across a really cool piece of software and it goes into your toolbox, Ive got loads of them.
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Fatal_ExceptionCommented:
:)
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