Migrate File Information between Servers


Scenario: Migrate File Information from One server to another Keeping all files, all Security and share information, and same drive.

Step 1 – Backup all registry keys related to share information,Check this link.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/141589/en-us

Backup all tree in reg file format

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Shares, in reg file format.

Step 2 – Use robocopy tool to copy all data to the new server. Also make sore that information security is copied. you can download here robocopy http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17657

Example to copy data from O: to J: –  robocopy o: j: *.* /MIR  /SEC /NP /COPYALL /V /FP /XO /NP /R:1 /W:2 /TEE /LOG+:Copy_o_to_j.txt

Step 3 – After creating Disk and mapping the drive you want run and copied the information run the reg file that you created in the new server.

Step 4 – Restart lanmanserver service.

Step 5 – Check if all shares are available, and if all the information is there.

Hope to this information can help You

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About rodvars
Been working in IT Services/Consulting for the past 15 years. My main areas of work are planning, development, managing and administration System infrastructures focusing on optimizing user processes, enforcing business security, performance enhancements, high availabilty and infrastucture scalability.

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