I have two Windows 7 systems, acting as File Servers, that I need to migrate to Windows Server 2016. One system is setup (crudly) as the "main" Server; all User Shares are linked to that box. The 2nd system acts as the backup; mirroring of the data is accomplished by a script that utilizes ROBOCOPY that copies all the data from the Storage Array attached to System 1 to the Storage Array attached to System 2. I need to also be able to copy over (retain) ALL the Shares and permissions (ACL). Obvisouly you can't do an IPU from Windows 7 to Server 2016, nor do I think the the FSMT will run on Windows 7.
Since the shares, and files are on a Storage Array attached to the machine(s), if I do a fresh install of Server 2016, will it retain the permissions (ACL) of the shares? I know I'll have to reshare the data to point it to the new machine, but I'm concerned about the ACL for each share. I read this article from Microsoft: Saving and restoring existing Windows shares
, and was wondering if this is all I needed to do. Since the data is already on the Storage Arrays attached to the machines, there is nothing to ROBOCOPY over after the new OS install.
Can someone please give me some insite on how I shoud do this?