Moving an FTP site to another server

Hi Guys,

We have an old SBS2003 box that has an FTP site we upload to and we've just got a new Server 2008 R2 box which we want to use and take the old server off the network. Can anyone give me a step by step guide (or point to one) that will show me how to move the FTP site and access to the other server.
The new server is now a DC as well.

Thanks
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NetexpertsAuthor Commented:
Thanks
This FTP server is on our own server so looking at that guide should we backup the sites on the original server, and then restore them to the new server ?
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Is this an IIS FTP Site?

Hades666
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Hi Netexperts,

Taking a guess since it is SBS2003.

EXPORT IIS6 FTP Configuration.
1. Open IIS Manager.
2. In the left pane, select your FTP Site.
3. Right click on the site, Click "All Tasks", "Save Configuration to a File..."

This will produce and .xml file with the entire configuration for that FTP Site.  Below is an example of the configuration.xml from an export. The important parts of the IISVirtualDirectories and their permissions.
---------------
....
<IIsFtpServer      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2"
            LogFileDirectory="D:\LogFiles"
            LogFileLocaltimeRollover="FALSE"
            LogFilePeriod="1"
            LogFileTruncateSize="20971520"
            LogPluginClsid="{FF160663-DE82-11CF-BC0A-00AA006111E0}"
            ServerAutoStart="TRUE"
            ServerBindings=":21:"
            ServerComment="Production FTP Server"
            ServerSize="1"
      >
</IIsFtpServer>
<IIsFtpVirtualDir      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2/ROOT"
            AccessFlags="AccessRead | AccessWrite"
            Path="D:\inetpub\ftproot"
      >
</IIsFtpVirtualDir>
<IIsFtpVirtualDir      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2/ROOT/C Drive (Read-Only Access)"
            AccessFlags="AccessRead"
            Path="C:\"
      >
</IIsFtpVirtualDir>
<IIsFtpVirtualDir      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2/ROOT/D Drive (Full Access)"
            AccessFlags="AccessRead | AccessWrite"
            Path="D:\"
      >
</IIsFtpVirtualDir>
<IIsFtpVirtualDir      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2/ROOT/Searchforms"
            AccessFlags="AccessRead | AccessWrite"
            Path="C:\Program Files\Sofware\Searchforms"
      >
</IIsFtpVirtualDir>
<IIsFtpVirtualDir      Location ="/LM/MSFTPSVC/2/ROOT/Templates"
            AccessFlags="AccessRead | AccessWrite"
            Path="C:\Program Files\Sofware\Templates"
      >
</IIsFtpVirtualDir>
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4. Copy the contents of the PATH DIRECTORIES in the IISFTPVirtualDir paths above to your new Server.
5. Replicate the same NTFS permissions that are in the PATH DIRECTORIES on the Old Server to the new Server.
6. Stop Old FTP Services and start using the new one.

Unfortunately there is no way to import this into IIS7/7.5. You will need to manually create the new FTP site as the FTP Service in IIs7/7,5 is a complete new application. The Web Deployment Tool can't even migrate it, even through it can do the websites from IIS6.

I'm sorry for not having better answer for you. Below are some articles about FTP7.5.

FTP 7 for IIS 7
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/356/ftp-7-for-iis-7/

Hope it helps,
Hades666
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NetexpertsAuthor Commented:
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