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File Server Data Migration

Hi,

I have to replace an old HP ML360 with a not-so-old G4 DL360, which shouldn't be a problem as it's only running as a file server.  However, the filenames are too long for me to copy the data over to the new server without causing issues.

Can I simply add a hard drive from the ML360 to the DL360 so it mirrors across to the other (new) drives?

If not, what is the best way to migrate this data over?

Thanks
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E-proAuthor Commented:
- I have used xcopy, but it's been a hassle in the past.
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simonseztechCommented:
Give robocopy a try http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy.

Else you can always image your drive using something like acorns true image and restore to your data folder or use the universal restore option.

A less expensive sofatware is macrium reflect.
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E-proAuthor Commented:
Robocopy doesn't handle long filenames well.

An image would be okay - can you take an image of a RAID 5 array?
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simonseztechCommented:
Yes you can image raid 5 image
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E-proAuthor Commented:
Thanks Simonseztech.  I've since managed to successfully migrate the data without any issues.
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E-proAuthor Commented:
I wasn't able to test this, but I have received confirmation from other sources that RAID 5 imaging is possible.
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