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Move large folder

I am migrating from a server 2003 box to a 2008 box.  I am going to need to move over a very large folder.  It is about 250gb and probably has about 750K to 1m files/subfolders in it.  I need a reliable way to move this folder. Copy and paste is not going to cut it, no pun intended.  any suggestions?
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normally if you copy and paste it, you will see a NOT RESPONDING message in task manager. thought it will say that but it will do it, you will have to be very patient though

if it has multiple sub folders then I would do it manually in small chunks or if possible plug the hard disk with data in to the 2008 box and do it that way.
You could use robocopy (part of the resource kit tools).  This would allow you to script a copy or move process that would then proceed without your intervention.  You can decide how you want to script things so as to either copy/move the entire folder or divide it up into subgroups in some way that would be sensible according to the file/folder organization.

If you don't already have the resource kit, to get a copy:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en&displaylang=en
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