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File Server Consolidation (Same Domain)

 
In this video you can see how to consolidate multiple source file servers onto a single target file server. It shows how to resolve folder, share name and local group name conflicts using CopyRight2's unique name prefix/suffix solution.
  Environment  

The two source and the target server are configured as member servers in the same domain. The software is installed and run on the target system, pulling the data. The source servers are running Windows® 2008 R2 and the target Windows® 2019. If newer Windows versions were used, or if running it on the source side, the same settings could be used.

On each of the two source member servers, there is a "Sales" group share folder, shared as "Sales$" and a local group controlling access to the data. The local group contains accounts from the domain. The users accessing each department servers data are not the same users.

Additionally there are home shares located below each departments servers "C:\Home" folder. Each home share folder is configured as hidden share, having the user account name as name. Each department has 4 users. The home shares shall all get consolidated into folders below the "C:\Home" folder of the target server.

The data of both servers has to get consolidated onto the single target server, requiring the naming conflicts of the folder, the file share and the local group to get resolved, to prevent users from gaining access to data that they did not have access to before the migration.

  Settings (Home Shares)  

Job Type
Data Migration

Name and Description Page
Name: Home Shares

Source and Destination Page

Source Destination
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\BarbaraJacobsen \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\BarbaraJacobsen
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\ChesterMcCann \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\ChesterMcCann
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\JamesHayes \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\JamesHayes
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\LeroyJenkins \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\LeroyJenkins
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\CarmenBaran \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\CarmenBaran
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\KeithHatchett \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\KeithHatchett
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\RebekahGarcia \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\RebekahGarcia
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Home\SharonGulette \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Home\SharonGulette


Synchronization: Add/Update/Delete

File Shares Page
Include file shares located at specified folder(s) and below: Enabled (Add/Remove)

  Settings (Group Shares Cookie Department)  

Job Type
Data Migration

Name and Description Page
Name: Group Shares (Cookies)

Source and Destination Page

Source Destination
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Group\Sales \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Group\Cookie_Sales


Synchronization: Add/Update/Delete

User and Group Filter Page
Local groups: Enabled (Add/Update)

User and Group Options Page
Local group names: Cookie_ (Prepend the following suffix)
Local group members: Enabled (Add/Remove)

File Shares Page
Include file shares located at specified folder(s) and below: Enabled (Add/Remove)
Share name: Cookie_ (Prepend the following suffix)

  Settings (Group Shares Cupcake Department)  

Job Type
Data Migration

Name and Description Page
Name: Group Shares (Cupcakes)

Source and Destination Page

Source Destination
\\WIN2K8R2FS\C$\Group\Sales \\WIN2K19FS\C$\Group\Cupcake_Sales


Synchronization: Add/Update/Delete

User and Group Filter Page
Local groups: Enabled (Add/Update)

User and Group Options Page
Local group names: Cupcake_ (Prepend the following suffix)
Local group members: Enabled (Add/Remove)

File Shares Page
Include file shares located at specified folder(s) and below: Enabled (Add/Remove)
Share name: Cupcake_ (Prepend the following suffix)

  Notes  

The settings used assume that no users are working while the migration takes place. If you want to use an approach with multiple passes (pre-copy/final copy) you additionally have to enable the "Ignore errors resulting from locked files" ("Error Processing" page) option for the pre-copy pass(es) to prevent errors from occuring because of locked files.

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