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If I move a Drive Array to a new server will it retain user permissions?


I have a server that I really need to decommission, however I have a 20TB array attached to it with quite a few shares with various permissions.

I'll be building a new server with the same name, and moving the Array to the new server. Since I've never actually tried this before, I'm curious if the folder/file permissions will move as well, or will I have to recreate them.

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Thanks for all the help. As an added to this, I also made a backup of all the data before I actually moved the array using the following command:
xcopy /o /x /e /h /k /c d:\SourceFiles e:\DestinationFiles  (Also works with UNC names)

You still have to recreate the shares, but that will get all the file permissions across as well.

Thanks again for the help