What is the fastest way to move a tree of user folders from one server to another?

Posted on 2005-04-11
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I have to move a tree of user folders (about 150G) from one server to another because of hardware problems. The only way I can think to do this is to back them up and then restore to new location. Is there a better/faster way?
Question by:pfs01
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    Expert Comment

    You can use the ROBOCOPY tool from the resource kit. It will enable you to mirror (/MIR) the structure and copy the security rights as well (/SEC).



    Author Comment

    Will that bypass the normal security settings on files and folders? Usually, I have to take ownership before I can access all of these?
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    Accepted Solution

    If Administrator has been removed from the ACL then you can add yourself to the backup operators group to get access to the files and run ROBOCOPY using your account



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