The other night I scheduled an outage for one of my old file servers (Win 2008 R2 Std.). Reason: Want to migrate a shared folder on that server to a new file server (Win 2012 Std).
I did this by using Windows Server Backup. I took a full backup of the folder on the server (2008 R2 Standar) and then restored onto the new Win 2012 box. After the restore finished, I check to make sure that the folder size match that of the source. To my surprise the folder size did not match that of the source, nor did some of the permissions on the folders/files match that of the source.
What is the best way to migrate the folder to the new server without losing the NTF permission? I don't care much about the sharing permissions as it is shared to everyone.
Anyone have a good simple solution? One wouldn't think this would take a ton of knowledge to complete, but I guess I'm wrong...
Thanks for you help in advance!