Moving the data over.

Remember on this step of the migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 Essentials you re moving over the file shares.

But before you get to this point make sure that you’ve contacted your vendors that they support x64bit servers. 

Granted if your line of business application is so old that YOU are the support team, then test it on a x64 bit server and see it it works.  Normally all you need to do to get a really old app working is disable UAC and check the permissions.  You may have to give that folder full rights.

Did she just say disable UAC?  Yes I did.  Sometimes in a small firm you do what you have to do with a crappy line of business app.

Review the list of shared folders on the Source Server, including permissions for each folder, and create or customize the folders on the Destination Server to match that of the Source Server. Review the size of each folder and ensure the Destination Server has enough storage space. If not, add more storage space to the default storage pool.

If you are performing the copy during business hours, we recommend that once you start the copy of a share, you make the share read-only for all users so no more writes to the drive can take place.

When you are ready to copy the data from the Source Server to the Destination Server, perform the following steps.

1.   Log on as a domain administrator on the Destination Server.

2.   Type the following command and press ENTER.

robocopy \\<SourceServerName> \<SourceShares> \\<DestinationServerName> \<DestinationShares> /E /B /COPY:DATSOU /LOG:C:\Copyresults.txt where:

·      <SourceServerName> is the name of the Source Server

·      <SourceShares> is the folder name on the Source Server

·      <DestinationServerName> is the name of the Destination Server

·      <DestinationShares> is the shared folder on the Destination Server.

3.         Repeat the previous step for each folder. Create and remove folders as appropriate to make the Destination Server match the Source Server.


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