Enterprise Vault 8 - File Migration
Run into a brick wall here.
Got a new server in place, let's call it NEW-SERVER. Currently I run EV8 SP5 on multiple file servers OLD-SERVER1, OLD-SERVER2, OLD-SERVER3 etc etc. I'm consolidating the old servers onto one new one. New server setup with FSA and Archive Point setup on the console etc etc.
Identified some project folders which are dormant i can use for testing. Let's use the example of ProjectX of being a folder of files of archived and non archived files i wish to migrate.
Firstly I Robocopy the folder structure and non archived files using the command robocopy \\OLD-SERVER1\SHARENAME\PROJECTX \\NEW-SERVER\SHARENAME\PROJECTX /e /xa:O
Job done. Everything migrates except the stubs. Next i want to migrate the stubs.
From the command line on the EV-SERVER i use the command fsautility -m -s \\OLD-SERVER1\SHARENAME\PROJECTX -d \\NEWSERVER\SHARENAME\PROJECTX
Completes with errors. Migrates most of the stubs but a few fail with "Create destination placeholder - Failure". So reading into this, one of the problems is Server 2008 file / share permissions, so i spend all afternoon reviewing this, trying different things - no success.
So i think - right, let's re-do the share on the new server, so i move the PROJECTX folder to a temp folder on the new server. Delete share, recreate new share (same name), move PROJECTX folder back, re-do permissions from scratch and re-run the fsautility -m with the same syntax as above -expecting to see progress.
Now it doesn't run - As soon as i instigate fsautility -m i get the following:
Error: Failed to find archive point on destination path and above: \\NEWSERVER\SHARENAME\PROJECTX
Arghhh. I check the Archive Points on the console and they are all still there. But when i do it via the command line - archivepoints read \\NEWSERVER\SHARENAME i get Archive point on the specified folder does not exist.
If i delete the archive point from the console - does it delete all the archived data? How on earth do i rectify this - obviously i now see EV does not like a share being deleted and recreated?
Is it simply a case of running this command fsautility -a -s \\NEWSERVER\SHARENAME\ -l 0
I'm nervous now as i'm starting to get outside my comfort zone!
Thanks in advance.