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Move redirected My Documents

I have redirected all my users documents to a share on a windows 2003 server. The drive is running out of space so we purchased a SANS which is hooked to that server. Now I want to move the share that has all the users My Docs to that new SANS without it effecting the users. Can I just remove the share that I currently have on the D drive (old drive) and set up a share on the SANS with the same name and copy over all the docs to that share without it effecting anyone? Good lord I hope all that made sense!!
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
In the policy. Select move documents to new location

In your redirected documents policy, change the shared path to your new location. Make sure you set up the share/NTFS permissions according to Microsofts best practices

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc775853(WS.10).aspx

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gbarrientosCommented:
Yes just move the files and recreate the share with the exact name it previously had. When you move the folders, make sure you move them keeping in tact all attribues, more specifically the rights associated with the files and folders. Use a utility like robocopy.
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gbarrientosCommented:
For example

Before:
\\SERVER1\DOCS\ points to -> Server1 D:\Data\Docs

First remove the share. Then Move the files keeping intact the attributes and recreate the share.

After:
\\SERVER1\DOCS\ points ot -> Server1 E:\MoreSpace\Docs


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gbarrientosCommented:
Get RoboCopy from Resource Kit: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

1.Open a Command Prompt window. To do this click Start, type cmd, and then press ENTER.

2.Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

robocopy drive:\currentfoldername newdrive:\newfolder name /MIR

where drive:\currentfoldername represents the drive location and folder name of the folder that you want to copy and newdrive:\newfoldername represents the new location and new folder name of the copy. The /MIR attribute instructs the command to make a copy of the full directory tree of the specified folder.

3.Confirm that you created a full copy of the shared folder and its contents in the location that you specified

^---Taken from http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc546014(WS.10).aspx
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jokerjoe6773Author Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Or which is most likely going to be the easiest way is go into the GPO change the path make sure you have the option to Move Contents to new location this will move the data over for you and your users
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gbarrientosCommented:
I like to use this comand:

robocopy drive:\currentfoldername newdrive:\newfolder name /MIR /COPY:DATSOU
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
I agree dariusg!
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jokerjoe6773Author Commented:
Big thing for me is that a lot of my users are quite a distance from my location so if I mess up and they have to sync all their docs across the network I will have a big problem.
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