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What is the best way for CIFS migration?

Hi

Does anyone know what is the best way for CIFS data migration? 

We are currently using IBM SAN as our CIFS server and we want to migrate its data into our new NetApp 2240 , these files have user map with different security access and etc, so what is the best way to migrate these files to NetApp and keep their security styles, user maps and etc.

Thanks.

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

Alireza,

Believe it or not, your best bet at this time is still good old Robocopy.  We've had some issues with Robocopy not copying permissions correctly on the newer versions of the tool, but this is about your best bet.  There are many tools available, both free and purchased.  One of the better purchased tools we've found is called Beyond Compare, but it does not copy permissions.  There is a free (i.e. unsupported) tool from Microsoft called RichCopy, but it sometimes has issues with permissions as well.

Long story short, there is no silver bullet.  You just have to find what works for you.

bt

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

usualy we use robocopy, there is a /b switch which uses backup operator permissions to properly copy all permissons even if the administrator cannot access these.

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

I have had good experiences with rsync.

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

thank you for your quick help , but we did try robocopy which is somehow fine but will not copy permission (or maybe we do it wrong) and has some issue. any other option ?

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

would you please give me more details ?

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

Just to know where to start from: have you ever heard of/used rsync?

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

Good to know.  I'll give that a try and see if it fixes my issues.  Thanks.

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

Ricardo,  You're using rsync with Windows shares?  Are you using a Windows port?

Re: What is the best way for CIFS migration?

There's a Windows port based on Cygwin, it gives you a basic "Unix like" terminal.