Sep 252008
 

Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit allows migrating and consolidating older file servers to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase the efficiency of storage management and backup tasks. It covers two main features:
File Server Migration Wizard which copy shared folders, files, and their security settings from a source file server to a target file server.DFS consolidation root wizard which maintain the original Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path of files after they are migrated to a new server.

Note:- Currently this is  in beta version from Microsoft

This release of  Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit adds support for migrating and consolidating servers running Windows Server 2008. No new features have been added in this release.

System requirements

The new version of Microsoft File Server Migration Toolkit can be installed on x64-based or x86-based servers running the following operating systems:

Windows Server 2003 family
Windows® Storage Server 2003 family
Windows Server 2008 family
Windows Storage Server 2008 family.

The DFS root server must run one of the following operating systems:

Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition with Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition with Service Pack 2
Windows Storage Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2008, Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2008, Datacenter Edition
Windows Storage Server 2008, Enterprise Edition

Clients that access the DFS Namespaces that are set up by the DFS Consolidation Root Wizard and Dfsconsolidate.exe must run one of the following operating systems:

Windows Server 2003 family
Windows XP Professional
Windows 2000 Server family
Windows 2000 Professional
Windows NT® Server 4.0 with Service Pack 6a (SP6a)
Windows NT Workstation 4.0 with SP6a
Windows Vista®
Windows Server 2008 family

Download FSMT 1.1 Beta

For 32-Bit Users download this fsmigrate_x86.msi

For 64-Bit Users download this fsmigrate_x64.msi

Installation Instructions

After downloading In Windows Explorer, go to the location where you saved the downloaded file, double-click the file to start the installation process, and then follow the instructions.

You can find the File Server Migration Wizard, DFS Consolidation Root Wizard and the documentation in the Program Files folder.

Using Robocopy

FSMT 1.1 is still in beta version you can also use robocopy to migrate your file server.

You can migrate all your data using the robocopy program available from Microsoft. This program will copy with it all the NTFS ACL permissions as well as the actual data in the files, so it is the perfect tool to use when performing file server migrations on this scale.

DFS can certainly still be used in Server 2008. You would just have to install the File Services role, and then reconfigure your DFS links and namespaces to reference the Server 2008 as one of the targets for your shares. You can then remove the links to other servers as and when you remove them from the network.if you wished, you could use DFS Replication as an alternative, so have W2k8 and W2k running at the same time. This would allow you to replicate changes between files on the shares between each server.

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  1. Does Robocopy support DFS?

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