Long path data coping error


I have windows 2003 data server (normal files and folders)
Also we new hardware with windows 2012 R2 server.

When I try to transfer data from old server to new server it get stuck due to long path error in data.

What to do?

Is there any freeware application for transfer data or any other inbuild solution in windows 2012r2,

-rgds, pk
Pravin KadamIT Service ManagerAsked:
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Use robocopy.exe on the new server.
robocopy.exe "\\OldServer\Data" "D:\Data" *.* /e /r:0
Note that the syntax is slightly different from copy/xcopy; robocopy wants the source folder as first argument, the target folder as second argument, then the file mask to copy (*.* if omitted), then other options.
And unlike copy/xcopy as well, it will by default skip files that already exist in the target folder (same size, same date).
Use "robocopy /?" for a list of options, or ask if you have specific wishes. robocopy can, for example, copy NTFS permissions as well with "/copyall"; by default, it will copy data, attributes, and time stamps.

For initial tests, you can add the "/L" (List) option at the end, which will make robocopy only show what it would do, without actually copying anything.

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Another great tool is Teracopy

You have to install it but it works perfectly
William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
Depending on how your file structure is setup, one quick and dirty cheat you can use to get around this is map a network drive to somewhere inside your folder list in order to make it shorter.

For example, if you are trying to copy from \\server\departments\users\username\folder1\subfolder2\etc\etc you could map a drive letter (say M:) to \\server\departments\users\ then you could copy from M:\username\folder1\subfolder2\etc\etc instead.

Does that make sense?
If you're duplicating data or mirroring drives. robocopy is the way to go.  Mapping the folders to a drive letter is better for individual tasks.
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