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Copying Files from old server to new Windows 2008 server


I have an aging file server that is currently running Windows 2008.  Our new server has Windows 2008R2.  I would like to copy all of the files from the old server to the new one, but I would like to retain all of the Sharing and Security Permissions if possible.  What would be the best way to handle this?

Also, on the new server, is it possible to setup a quota so that each person's network drive will only have a limited amount of space they can save to?  I have some clients that have 40GB of data on their network drive!

Thank you

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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
These are really two different questions, and should be posed as such, but

1)  RoboCopy is your friend.

2) Yes, you can set drive space quotas.
Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:

I have been using Robocopy for almost 8years, it cannot copy the permission from the sources, you might need to use other means to assign the permission. I have used the following

Robocopy \\Sourcedirectory\folder /MIR   \\Newdirectory\driveletter$ /E /ZB /COPY:DT /V
/LOG+:c:\robocopylog.txt /TEE

Not you can only preserver permission if you are copy within the same partition

Yes, you can set the quota for the network drive.
Enabling Quotas on a Disk
rgutweinAuthor Commented:
Thank you!
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