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Windows 7 Netapp folder redirection issue

I have Windows 2008R2 servers and Windows 7 Enterprise clients. I have been redirecting the My Documents folder to a file server for years. We are now decommissioning the server and need to move all the users My Documents over to a NetApp CIFS share.

The problem is that if I create a new GPO and have Windows move the My Documents, user login times will suffer taking up tp 30-60 minutes.  How can I do this in the nest most efficient way possible?

I tried to restore from backup to the Netapp however for some reason only the My Documents folder is restored and not the users home directory.

I have heard of some people using robocopy as well.  

Any help with detailed examples (especially if robocopy is suggested) would be great.

Thanks
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wayy2be
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Use Robocopy like the examples here:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1073.robocopy-and-a-few-examples.aspx

Or you could use a program called SyncToy.  SyncToy is awesome in that it has a GUI and would allow you to sync up any changes after the initial sync with ease.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15155

Then turn on a new GPO that redirects to the spot where you Robocopied your data, and make sure you uncheck the box that says "Move Contents to the new Location"
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wayy2beAuthor Commented:
I keep getting access denied errors:

ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File E:\home directories\Thumbs
.db Access is denied.
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wayy2beAuthor Commented:
Will SyncToy copy all the permissions like Robocopy?
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Will SyncToy copy all the permissions like Robocopy?
Yes.
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wayy2beAuthor Commented:
I think I will just restore to the new location from back up and be done
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
I think I will just restore to the new location from back up and be done
That is also not a bad idea, just make sure to turn on a new GPO for redirection that leaves the "Move contents to this location" box unchecked.
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wayy2beAuthor Commented:
Going that route but thanks for the advice anyway. Cheers!
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