Solved

HP SAN permissions after move to new server

Posted on 2012-03-20
4
457 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-21
Sorry to ask such a simple question but HP is not my speciality.
I need to do a hardware refresh for one of my file servers.
I've currently have a HP P2000 MSA connect to this server by fibre.
I would liek to move this fibre as is over to the new servers.
My question is, will the share and folder permissions be kept?
Or is there a migration path that I need to follow?

My main goal is to move the P2000 to the new server AND maintain the file/folder permissions.
0
Comment
Question by:Leon Fester
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 55

Accepted Solution

by:
andyalder earned 500 total points
ID: 37742151
Assuming Windows then if it's in the same domain the permissions will be retained. The share info can be exported from the reg key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\Shares and imported assuming same drive letter and same version of Windows.

You'll have to change the presentation on the MSA2000 to take access away from the old server/WWN and present it to the new one assuming you're not transferring the HBA; don't let both servers have access at the same time or it'll corrupt the data.
0
 
LVL 26

Author Comment

by:Leon Fester
ID: 37765218
Sorry for the slow response....haven't had a chance to test yet.
0
 
LVL 26

Author Comment

by:Leon Fester
ID: 37796218
@andyalder; I should have added that the old and new servers are in different domains and the version of Windows is different.
From Windows 2003 R2 to Windows 2008 R2

This server is also currently a target server in a couple of DFS shares.

I just found this link
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/11/05/migrating-dfs-namespaces-to-preserve-old-domain-names.aspx
Will do some reading.

Any other suggestions/recommendations?
0
 
LVL 26

Author Closing Comment

by:Leon Fester
ID: 37875167
Thanks for the assistance.
0

Featured Post

Highfive Gives IT Their Time Back

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Microservice architecture adoption brings many advantages, but can add intricacy. Selecting the right orchestration tool is most important for business specific needs.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

708 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now