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Transferring files from old server to new server

I am running a Dell PowerEdge SC600 with 2 x 12GB Raid-1 and of course the drive is near capacity. The OS is Windows Small Business Server 2000.  I am upgrading to a more powerful system with 3 x 120GB Raid-5 also running the same OS.  I intend to use the old machine for a smaller company of mine.

I intend to install and set up the new machine as closely as possible to the old. I am planning on re-installing the few programs that are on there.  I would just like to know the easiest method of transferring files from old to new.

Can I add the new server to the current network then transfer files over the network without having conflicts? Would it be better to link the hard drives directly with a cable then tranfer the info that way? I have a travan tape back up on the old system, but not on the new.  I have tons of files to transfer as well.

Thanks for your help.

Holly



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SicosCommented:

The best solution is to add the server to the network and then transfer the files over the network to the other PC.

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