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backup old server restore to new

OK the old server I have is windows 2000 which is way over due for replacement.

It has about 50 gb data which I need to transfer to new server.

(the new server is all set up and ready to go, bar the new data.)

I have a symantec back up from about 8 years ago which uses bkf files.

Which are not used these days.

I have tried downloading a Microsoft tool which reads bkf files.

However when I try to restore from a copy of the bkf files the Microsoft tool says the catalogue is corrupted and wont load the restore.

I can use the Symantec to restore correctly to an external hard disk, and thence copy and paste to the new server, but all that seems v slow and hard work, not to mention the possibility of missed files or corruption. Copy and paste will take at least 5 hours, I think.

What would be your best tactic for getting the old data onto the new server.

Symantec takes one hour to make a backup file and verify it and about 30 mins to restore it.

I have tried to put my old Symantec program io the new comp but it needs re licensing and the thought of dealing with them again does not excite me, given I am migrating away from their antivirus.


I have been recommended Shadowprotect which I have not acquired yet.

Should I get that and use it to transfer the data?
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Nick RhodeIT DirectorCommented:
I used Xcopy or Robocopy to move files between servers.  It is going to take a bit depending on your lan speed (100 or 1000).  With robocopy you can verify the files copied completely.
topUKlawyerAuthor Commented:
thanks, i will look at this
topUKlawyerAuthor Commented:
I have looked at richcopy which seems to have approval as a GUI copier,
However could you point me in the right direction as to the practical  set up of the servers.

The servers are not on the same network being both domain servers,
In which case how does one show up to the other or do I use an external disk as a go between with richcopy/rrobo copy,

topUKlawyerAuthor Commented:

I am using richcopy which works fast and apparently well. Thanks.
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