Use DFS Replication in Windows Server 2008 to Migrate Data?
Posted on 2010-11-16
I have an old 2003 File Server running Windows 2003, which is sort of hopping on its last leg. I am storing about 2TB's of production data on it, and would like to migrate it to a new Windows Server 2008 box. I am not using DFS but would like to leverage the power of DFS to allow for a seamless migration of the data from the 2003 to 2008 server.
Current server name for example is 2003, new server name is 2008. What would be the best way to approach this? Should I install DFS replication on both the 2003 and 2008 servers? The 2003 server is not R2 however.... I have more than 5,000 folders in the storage.
Looking for ideas and best practices from your experience migrating stuff like this.