Solved migration from server 2008 to 2012 R2 using Robocopy

December 4, 2019 at 13:31:09
Specs: Windows 7
I have old file server running Server 2008 and I have new file server that will be replaced it running 2012 R2. They're both under the same AD .

I have copied one share already using: robocopy \source\share \destination\share /mir /sec /secfix

It applied permissions to the root share but not the subfolders, which is an issue. How do I copy permissions and have them stick to every subfolder/file under the main share?

Also, is there a way to duplicate the data drive entirely? Instead of going share by share, if I want to copy the entire contents of D drive on source to E drive on destination, along with permissions, can I use robocopy to do this?

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December 6, 2019 at 10:16:29
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Hello willyryan ,

you can just use other solutions like peersync or gs richcopy360 They both worked very well with the permissions. as we saw a similar issue with robocopy sometimes where it did not copy permissions of some of the subfolders. We had to troubleshoot permissions on the source to grant our user the full access (our user was actually an administrator on the source. You can certainly copy the whole partition instead of some of it. just set the path for source and destination to be the same. What we ended up doing with jobs that had security issues or just do not play well with robocopy .

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December 10, 2019 at 10:33:12
many thanks demitriesak , using gs richcopy360 now and it really did the required job .

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