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Moving Drive to another file server

BEI
Level 5

I have previously moved archive partition from one to another on same server as per Symantec best practice.

However, would anybody know if there is an easier way to move a drive with placeholders and data to another server besides copying the data across?

The drive in question is connected to the file server with iScsi.

I was hoping I could reconnect the drive on a new file server and change some reg settings etc.

Cheers

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AndrewB
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If you're talking about moving data which has been archived by EV FSA, the reason you need to use FSAUtil and you can't simply copy the placeholders as-is is because EV needs to update the archive point information on the backend to reflect the new file server names, paths, shares, etc.

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AndrewB
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If you're talking about moving data which has been archived by EV FSA, the reason you need to use FSAUtil and you can't simply copy the placeholders as-is is because EV needs to update the archive point information on the backend to reflect the new file server names, paths, shares, etc.

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VirgilDobos
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Hi,

Are you trying to move data to a file server with a different name? Or you are planning to refresh your file server and use the same name?

--Virgil

BEI
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Hi VirgilDobos,

I'm trying to move it to a new server (2012R2) from (2008R2) as I would like to split the Reserch and D to D workloads. The research raw data  would be on the new server.

 

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AndrewB
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i thought i understood your question and provided guidance based on the details you mentioned in your post. did you have any questions?

BEI
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Hi AndrewB

I guess I have to move the data as per best practice. It will take about a week to do so.

thanks for your help.

 

Cheers