What is the best way to migrate Shared folders from SBS03 to SBS08
Posted on 2011-04-26
We are towards the end of migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. The issue is the best way to migrate shared folders. According to the MS guidance document, it suggests
"robocopy \\<SourceServerName>\<ShareName>\<FolderName> \\<DestinationServerName>\<ShareName>\<FolderName /E /COPY:DATSOU /LOG:C:\Copyresults.txt"
However, we are seeing many different types of errors, requiring modification of the command string. For example adding exclusions for shortcuts and thumbs.db. Plus we are seeing ERROR 5 (0x00000005) accessed denied, which make no sense because the we are logging into the SBS2008 server to run robocopy with an admin user account that is a member of the Admin groups for the folders that saying accessed denied.
It is important that the permission on the folders and files from SBS2003 be transferred and remain the same when it arrives on the SBS2008. Is Robocopy the best? What about Richcopy? Should we use a sync utility so that we do not have to rerun the copy utility every time it fails? I look forward to feedback from someone who has done this before.