I have a file server that is holding about 900 gb of documents. I need to move all of this data a new server that will be replacing the old one. The old server is on a domain and is win 2003 std. My goal is to try to keep the same server name eventually after moving all of the documents over to the new server. What would be the best way to approach this?
Is it best to add the new server to my domain with a temp name, transfer all of the documents over and once I'm ready for the cut over remove the old server from my domain and rename the new server with the same name as the other server?
What is the best utility for moving over all of the docs? Its on a share.
The new server will be windows 2008 R2.
Thank you in advance.