home drive migration
Posted on 2016-07-19
Could I please have the best method to migrate home folders based on my scenario
I have 2008 r2 file servers ( clustered) with home drives on it. number of users are over 1000.
All users are mapped to their home folders via Group policy ( 2008 r2) as mapped drive. ( no scripting) This section only requires me to change its current location to new location in Group policy after migration so users can have their home drives back hosted in new file server.
Question - What is the best way of migrating home drives to new server please? As size of the data TBs and also number of users are high, I am planning to use backup utility to restore home drives to new server on a daily basis and not happy to do all at one go. is it something you guys tried? Do I need to be concerned with anything here? Permissions, Folder name duplication? Current home drive path is as follows;
not every user owns their home folders. It is very mixed. For home folder creation process, Service Desk only locates the path and issue %username% in the end of the path where it says "firstname.surname" and user's home folder gets created on the file server. Would it not be preferred to make users owner of their home drives?
Secondly. I need to change their home drive path in AD. do you have any proven and easy process for this too please?
thanks for your time and response.