Migrating NetGear ready NAS shares to a Windows server 2019 3 GB partition

Harris, Chelsea 21 Reputation points
2021-03-02T23:18:25.35+00:00

Hello all,
I have a Netgear ReadyNAS that has network shares on it. It has become unstable and is approaching capacity. I would like to move the shares to a Windows server 2019 box that has a 3 TB partition but I am not sure how to accomplish this. There are drive mappings that I think are done through logon scripts so I am scared that I will mess things up if I don't do it right. Also, I'm worried about people accessing files while I'm trying to accomplish this. We are talking about nearly 2 GB of data. Any help or direction you can give would be greatly appreciated. -Tony

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  1. Candy Luo 12,686 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-03-03T03:51:06.91+00:00

    Hi ,

    I would like to move the shares to a Windows server 2019 box that has a 3 TB partition but I am not sure how to accomplish this.

    Map the NAS to network drive in windows server and then use Robocopy command to copy the network share to server 2019.

    Note: Robocopy will guarantee to you that NTFS permissions would be the same. However ,it will not copy shares. You need to recreate the shares manually.

    For Share permissions, you can just share again your folders and grant Full Control permission to everyone. Like that, once a user will try to access the share remotely, NTFS and Share permissions will be combined and the set NTFS permissions will be applied.

    For how to map a network drive, you can refer to the following link:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/map-a-network-drive-in-windows-10-29ce55d1-34e3-a7e2-4801-131475f9557d

    For how to use Robocopy, you can refer to the following link:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/10c2332c-b95a-4d62-8d2b-688af1a88619/fileserver?forum=winserverfiles

    I'm worried about people accessing files while I'm trying to accomplish this.

    If you are worried about this, it’s recommended to operate migration during maintenance time.

    Best Regards,

    Candy

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