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

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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?
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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).

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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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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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