We have a 2003 server that has all our users home drives. I need to move the data to a 2012r2 server. The existing folder structure includes a dollar sign in the folder name. The goals are
1)move the data
2)remove the $ sign from the folder name
3)retain current share permissions on the new server.
I am trying to wrap my head around the best way to do this. I have some good familiarity with PS and can do simple moves with copy-item and move-item. I am also familiar with robocopy.
What would be a better approach moving the Data with Robocopy or PS??
I would use Robocopy. You're almost certainly going to want to be using its wait and retry switches and its logging functionality for this type of migration. The /COPYALL switch will allow you to retain security and timestamps and attributes..
Where is the $? Is it a) \\oldserver\home$\ or b) \\oldserver\home\$?
If it's a) then robocopy \\oldserver\home$\ \\newserver\home /e /copyall will rename on the fly.
If it's b) it's a little trickier. I'd be inclined to do something like: