Migrating files without losing ACL and share permission

Migrating files without losing ACL and share permission

Post by ping » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 18:40:31


Hi,


I am migrating Windows 2000 to Windows 2003 soon. After the extending
the schema on Windows 2000 and replicate the AD to new server, as well
transferring roles, there is another problem I concern.


There are many individual shared folders that need to be moved/migrated

to the Windows 2003. Is there a way to keep the file permission as well

as the shared attributes when these files is moved to the windows
Server 2003?


I plan to map a drive and copy all the files, but with this way, i will

lose all my ACL, share name, etc on Win2k03.

p/s: It is a single domain environment.

Thanks.
 
 
 

Migrating files without losing ACL and share permission

Post by U2XDoW » Sat, 17 Sep 2005 23:04:06

You are doing an upgrade of the domain, so you don't need to do anything: the
SIDs will be the same.

- Sen

 
 
 

Migrating files without losing ACL and share permission

Post by Hank Arnol » Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:22:57

Depending on whether there are files in use or not, there are several
possibilities. XCOPY, ROBOCOPY and the old standby NTBACKUP. The newest
version of ROBOCOPY has flags to preserver security settings as well as
limiting the number of re-tries before moving on to the next file.

I ended up using NTBACKUP. If you do it manually, you can get a report that
will easily show you the files that were not backed up due to being open.

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Regards,
Hank Arnold