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Migrating file server - 32bit to 64bit

I've got an older file server, and a new IBM server with EM64T procs.

Can I simply migrate the files from 2003 server to 2003 x64?  I'm building the new server from scratch, prepping the shares (only 3 of them) and then restoring the files in the shares from backup, is my thought.

I don't figure on there being any issues, but figured I'd ask anyway before I get to involved in the process.

Pros/Cons?
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TheCleaner
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dooleydogCommented:
you could do an ROBOCOPY, which is native to XP and SERVER 2003.

It will copy without errors, or not copy at all.

You can only copy folders, but that is a minor inconvenience.

The theory sounds good.


Good Luck,

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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Chris,

Files i cant see a problem, tread lightly with appz

James
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TheCleanerAuthor Commented:
dooleydog, I'm actually going to restore from Backupexec, I was just curious if the file structure may freak at all and say, "whoa, I'm from a 32 bit OS, I can't go there"...

guess we'll see.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
transfered some files from 32bit xp to 64bit xp and all was well
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tray_jonesCommented:
Check all of your hardware drivers for sure, make sure they are 64-bit, the files should be a cake walk.
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TheCleanerAuthor Commented:
thanks all, everything worked just fine.  Points go to James for being the first to state "won't be a problem"
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Thankyou :)
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