Who do you trust to do your file server migration?

Migrating data from one file server to another (or multiple) can be a task in which you can pick from millions of tools out there. Basic Copy or Xcopy commands which may not get you the file rights moved over. Use of Robocopy helps get those rights and other attributes over, but how does it do with "lots of files" and "big files"? And, don’t expect Robocopy to handle anything larger than a 256 character path with server name and file name, or it will choke (Easily done with paths that are deep). Other problems we hear with using Robocopy include a problem with a locked (open) file, and its inability to copy during this mode.        

Also a problem with a lot of the solutions is that they require scripting which is easy to throw in the wrong flagged argument, sending your data off on a fury. Let's bring in the solution with all the whistles and bells that helps to make it an easy data move in a simple to use interface.

Which would you rather use? Command Line interface with limited features - RoboCopy

 

Or GUI Rich full of features: Secure Copy from Quest Software

 

Look at all these features you can easily engage with Quest Software’s Secure Copy.

  • Filtering - filter by date / size / file type - this allows you to move just what you want easily.
  • Synchronization - allows the Source and Target file system to stay in synch on scheduled interval that you set.
  • Performance - really allows the mass move of "Lots of Files" and even the "Very Large Files". True Multi-threading that is adjustable to your needs, not available in other solutions.
  • Scheduling - set jobs to "kick-off" after production hours.
  • File Rights and Access Controls maintained / NTFS Permissions / Shares / Attributes / SID History.
  • Full Test and Roll Back modes. Reporting of Jobs with ability to notify you via email when a job is complete.
  • Quest can deal with locked (open) files by giving you options to retry the copy with definable intervals.
  • True Dashboard with multi-threading capabilities allow you to move the data as fast as your file servers and network can handle.
About the Author
Rich Armstrong
Migration Technologies - Migrator for Notes to Exchange, Migration Manager for Exchange, Migration Manager for Active Directory, On Demand Migration for Email, Coexistence for Notes to Exchange Mobility...