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.
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.
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.
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 ?
For 1 and/or 8, you may want to check http://support.netapp.com/NOW/download/tools/sscopy/
To copy and sync Windows data, I'd highly recommend the latest (W2k8+) ROBOCOPY. This one has many cool features, like multiple threads, "monitor" capabilities and so on.
I wouldn't use rsync here for two reasons:
Hope this helps
To all folks who may read this question and yet looking for an answer I would say , securecopy is the best option since it copies all files and share folders along with security permissions. I did use it for this task and works 100 % for me.