How to migrate data from one server to another (with the same Name, file structure and setting
Posted on 2008-10-01
I am replacing a file server that is failing. It wil be replaced with another server running the same version of Windows 2003 server. It has a C and D drives.
What I am trying to do is migrate the file and folders to another server, but the file and folder intact and keep the security setting on the folders. Users have share on the current server that need to be moved to the new server. Neither server is running EXCHANGE software.
The server that I am replacing is NOT running Exchange server. It is a file server and stores for users email and personal file in their share on the "H drive" .The PST file information is saved in the users share folder, after downloading new email from the exchange server. BECAUSE the size of their PST so large they are not stored on the exchange server. Therefore what we do is download their email from the exchange server and then save that email to our their personal folder EX - Courtneay09, on our
So that being said, both servers are running Server 2003 and actuality, I am replacing the old server with the new server and the plan is for it to be a direct replacement "Name and everything". They are both configured with "C and D" hard drives, , the newer server has 6Gb NIC (for to connect to the
EMAN for ultimate speed the other two to connect to our H.D backup storage device) and the "D drive is 2.5Tb for storage".