I am trying to replicate existing directories from our old server to our storage server. I know microsoft recommends replicating with new directories to start with, but this isnt practical since all my users are using these directories as mapped drives on their client machines. Is there anyway to avoid this, NTFRS_Preexising directory, which happens if I don't use new directories to start with?
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IPKON_NetworksConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Are you planning to implement DFS or are you suggesting this might be a good way to go?

If you are moving files, directories and shares then there are many ways to do this.

Backup/restore or simple XCOPY moves
Ensure you have NO open files and all users are off the servers. PAUSE the LOGON service to achive this.
Take a backup of the files, say to another disk or tape. Alternatively, use XCOPY/ROBOCOPY/EXPLORER (not recommended) to move the data between servers
Restore back to your new storage area.
There will be no shares presented so you will need to move these. They are located in the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanManServer\Shares
Copy these onto the new machine.

This is a quick and simple way.

fina27Author Commented:
Yes I have to implement DFS.
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