Migrating File Server from 2003 to 2008
Posted on 2012-03-29
I have a Windows 2003 File Server with a handful of shares already established and I want to migrate the files over to a Windows 2008 File Server. I have both file servers up and running under different names. Production file server is FS1 and New File Server is FS2. I have used Fastcopy to sync all files from one server to another and have re-created all the shares exactly as the production server. Can I just shutdown the production server, rename the new server with the production servers name and change IP to production servers IP to make a smooth transition? Obviously it would be done off hours with a final sync before the change. Basically if FS1 had IP of 192.168.1.20 and FS2 (New File Server) had IP of 192.168.1.21. Can I just shutdown FS1, rename FS2 to FS1 and change Ip to 126.96.36.199? will my clients who are mapped to FS1 experience any disruption when they come into work the next day and try to access the FS1 server now that it's a new Win 08 server? Thank you.