File server migration
Posted on 2011-09-18
I'm using the Microsoft File Server Migration tool but the issue I have with this is, it adds the hostname of the 'source server' into the 'target server' shared folder.
For instance, when you specify the 'source server' (e.g., W2K which is the hostname) then specify the 'target server', (e.g., c:\Share) it adds the hostname of the "source server" on the "target share" folder (e.g., c:\Share_w2k).
Therefore, a shared folder from the old file server, would look like \\finance_w2k as appeared in the 'target server" . Or, i'm not using the tool correctly?
Is there any other tools that quite useful for file server migration as freeware? What about the "xcopy" command? The only issue I have with "xcopy" is it takes a while to copy the entire data from the source server into the 'target server"? No issue with the NTFS permission though with xcopy.