This may seem dumb but I want to verify everything before I start this. Here is what is going on. I currently have a fileserver (IBM xSeries 340) w/ 6 36gb drives (raid5) running W2K. I am getting some new hardware to replace this box. It is very similar, just faster larger drives...... I currently have my entire companies AD profiles and home/personal drives located on this fileserver. What is going to be my best method of transfer? I don't want to screw around with any file permissions or mod dates or anything like that. My new server will be W2K3 and I will be using (hopefully) shadow copies. For the sake of my sanity I also need to call my new sever the same as my existing server (so as not to screw up any shortcuts) and give it the same IP address. I will then use my old fileserver as a software HA failover and need to replicate the data back to it! The two server will have a private gigabit interconnect between them. Any body have some good suggestions for me? Also I would like to hear any "gotchyas" I should look out for. Thanks !!!