9 Replies Latest reply: May 3, 2013 12:11 AM by RICCO4400 RSS

Migrations tools and options

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We are running our controllers as hosts to different customers.

We have FAS3270 active-active configuration providing NAS shares over CIFS and separate customers with vFilers.

We have a large amount of windows servers (both 2003 and 2008) that hosts these files today.

And we want to move them to the NAS environment in our FAS3270.


So far we have handled it with Robocopy, and it has worked OK.

But now, we are stuck with two different customer cases.

One is a 2003 server and the other is 2008 and the problem is that robocopy is taking 20-30h to do a final sync, and the customer wont accept that timeframe.

I have now tried out OSSV on the 2008 server and must say it works really good.


But the last part of the migration process is still the most tricky.... moving the share structure... how do you do it?

One customer have 200 shares on their windows fileserver, and doing all those manually is a pain in the b#tt.


1. what tools do you use to move data (Robocopy, OSSV etc)

2. How do you migrate the share structure?


I have found a KB how to export and impport share structure, but that only applys to Windows server (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/125996)

Is there a way to import the shares to our NAS environment?

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