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Hello,

     I have a 2008R2 file server with several shares on it. I'm looking to copy those shares to another 2008r2 box and preserve the security on them. I've seen a few examples of robocopy with the switch, but none of them are working. I don't want to delete the current shares, just copy them to the new box and verify all the security is still there. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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have you tried robo copy with switch /SEC ??
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Other option is use NTbackup
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by:Paul MacDonald
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The /SEC switch is what you need.  If you're using it and it's not working, show us the command you're running.
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Hi,

I alway use this line:

robocopy E:\Data \\Server2\E$\Data /E /B /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /R:1 /W:1

It copies the permissions and has the mirror option so during a migration I have done this before and on the time we do the final copy it only copies the changes since the previous copy.
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by:Jharrisonsnbs
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I'm not using the /SEC switch

This is what I pulled off the web:
ROBOCOPY S:\OLDSERVER D:\NEWSERVER\ /e /B /COPYALL
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by:Jharrisonsnbs
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Ronnypot,

   robocopy E:\Data \\Server2\E$\Data /E /B /COPYALL /SEC /MIR /R:1 /W:1

So, the "E:\Data" is the location of my current file server and
"\\Server2\E$\DATA" is the duplicate folder name you created on the new fileserver for the data to copy to?
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by:ronnypot
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/SEC is the switch for copying security. All options are listed here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(v=ws.10).aspx

Yes E:\Data is on the original server (but you can also replace this buy \\server1\e$\data or something similar) and \\server2 is the second server.
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by:Jharrisonsnbs
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Great. That sounds like the missing piece. I'll give it a try and report the results. Thank you!
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