I have to migrate my main file server to new hardware. The old server is running Server 2000 Advanced and the new is running Server 2003. I need to move 2 main file shares over intact, the total size is about.t 130GB of data. Our backups are not optimum when it comes to restores so what I need to do is basically copy the shares from the old to the new server.
What is the best way to accomplish this task? I have about a 10 hour windows to work with, both servers are on the same network segment running 100MB connections. When done the new server will take the old servers name and IP address. I know Windows server has XCopy built in, but is there anything more robust that is freeware or shareware that would be better suited to this task?
It is also EXTREMELY important that the file structure, file info, permissions, etc all come over as a mirror image of how they are now on the old server.