File Server Update / Data move best practise

I am replacing a Windows 2003 Server with a new server running Windows Server 2008R2. Can someone point me to a best practise article on how to approach the data move. Should I just create the old folder structure / Share and NTFS permission for all the data manually and just copy it over?

I guess i would also need to create a batch file to un-mount shares of the old server and mount shares to the new one.

Is there a more elegant solution for this? It's only 800GB of data but I still like to know how someone with 100 TB and thousands of shares would approach this.
Martin GerlachConsultantAsked:
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Hi,

I would start by first ask, do you want to keep your old folder structure? if yes, all you just need to do I is robocopy to do the copy.
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
I planned on keeping most of the old structure. Could you provide more details on robocopy.
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Yes.

It's very useful, I used it a lot in moving/transferring or sych folders for my clients.

If you type "robocopy /?" at the command prompt without the quote.

Regards
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
I'll give it a try on Monday and get back to you with the results.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Brilliant, enjoy the rest of the weekend
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Martin GerlachConsultantAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the late response. Thank you again, worked perfectly
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