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?