I am trying to copy a 400GB file share from its current location on a server to a CIFS share on our Netapp. Because I cannot have the files down for an extended period of time I will need to do the transfer twice. Once to get the bulk of the data. The second time I will have "outage" while I do a delta. The problems I face are:
1. I will be transferring the data across a WAN link (T1) and I don't want to impact the link too severly.
2. We have many sets of folders that exceed the 254 character limit imposed by most copy programs.
3. I need to maintain the exact sets of permissions that are currently on the folders and sub folders.
From what I've gathered robocopy is one of my few options for this.
the basic syntax is robo copy \\server\share \\server\share but what switches can I add to help with the above mentioned issues. Or are there any other methods for achieving the same results?