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Instant Migration from Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 to 2012 How-to by Santhosh Sivarajan

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Data and file server migration (Must know)

File server or data migration can be achieved by migrating the data from the existing server using tools such as Microsoft Robocopy and Microsoft File Server Migration Tool (FSMT), or directly presenting the storage Logical Unit Number (LUNs) onto a new server. In this scenario, I will be explaining the data migration procedure using Windows Server Migration Tools. Send-SmigServerData and Receive-SmigServerData are the two PowerShell cmdlets that we will use for this migration.

The Send-SmigServerData cmdlet, as it sounds, is responsible for sending (migrating) data from the source server. This tool can migrate folders, files, permission, share, and so on. However, it doesn′t support migrating any Encrypted ...

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