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Migration of File Cluster to standalone server keeping same name

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Eric Sabo
Occasional Contributor

Is there any documentation on how to migrate a file cluster (just file shares) to a standalone server.    One caveat is that we have to use the same UNC or server name.    Is this possible?   We are just looking for resources or steps on how to pull this off.

 

We know we can use robocopy to get the data from one volume to the new volume.

 

 

 

Thanks in advance 

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You can use DFS-N to mask the paths to the target folders - for example, DFS-N \\company\folder1 will mask to \\cluster\folder1 and \\server\folder1 targets.

After the migration, remove the \\cluster\folder target from DFS-N

@Eric Sabo Storage Migration Service is built-in to Windows Server 2019 and takes care of the entire process with you at the wheel.

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