• Like
  • Save

Loading…

Flash Player 9 (or above) is needed to view presentations.
We have detected that you do not have it on your computer. To install it, go here.

Taking the Nightmare out of File Server Migrations

  • 961 views
Uploaded on

Some say there are two types of IT pros in this world: Those that dread file server migrations, and those that have never done one. Migrating files and folders to new servers has long been one of IT’s …

Some say there are two types of IT pros in this world: Those that dread file server migrations, and those that have never done one. Migrating files and folders to new servers has long been one of IT’s least successful and most hated activities. Just getting the files copied was one problem. Getting the permissions right is yet another. Until recently the problem was the tools: There simply weren’t that many that worked effectively.

In this informational webinar, you’ll learn the steps you should take to keep your migration from turning into a headache:
1.Reporting on file permissions
2.Fixing file permission issues
3.Migrating files and permissions
4.Ensuring migration success

Join Greg Shields of Concentrated Technology and Jayson Gehri of ScriptLogic in this end-the-nightmare webinar and learn about the new techniques (and the tools) that make migrating files and their permissions a snap.

More in: Technology
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads

Views

Total Views
961
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0

Actions

Shares
Downloads
0
Comments
0
Likes
0

Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
    No notes for slide

Transcript

  • 1. Taking the Nightmare out of File Server Migrations Hint: It’s not Just about the Files Dial In: +1 (314) 627-1517 Access Code: 239-184-741 Or use your computer speakers Greg Shields Jayson Gehri Partner and Principal Technologist Director, Product Marketing www.ConcentratedTech.com ScriptLogic
  • 2. About the Speakers Greg Shields Greg is a Senior Partner and Principal Technologist with Concentrated Technology. He is a Contributing Editor for TechNet Magazine and Redmond Magazine, and a Series Editor for Realtime Publishers. Greg is a sought-after and top- ranked speaker, seen regularly at conferences like TechMentor, Tech Ed, VMworld, and more. He is a multiple recipient of Microsoft "Most Valuable Professional" award with has received VMwares vExpert award. Jayson Gehri Jayson joined ScriptLogic in 2009 as Product Marketing Manager, bringing 10 years of marketing and technical experience. Jayson is currently the Director of Product Marketing at ScriptLogic. He is responsible for the promotion and evangelism of ScriptLogic solutions to the IT community.
  • 3. About ScriptLogic• Founded in 2000• Focus on 4 key areas: • Desktop Management • Help Desk Management • Server Management • Active Directory Management• Customer Base • 30,800+ customers worldwide • From SMB to Fortune 100• Headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida• Subsidiary of Quest Software since 2007
  • 4. File Servers. Ugh. Are file servers really the bane of every IT pro’s existence?
  • 5. File Servers. Ugh. Are file servers really the bane of every IT pro’s existence?  Eighty bazillion files and folders…  …each with eighty bazillion permissions to manage…
  • 6. File Servers. Ugh. Are file servers really the bane of every IT pro’s existence?  Eighty bazillion files and folders…  …each with eighty bazillion permissions to manage…  …all to be accomplished with arguably one of the easiest-to-screw-up interfaces in all of Windows.
  • 7. File Servers. Ugh. Are file servers really the bane of every IT pro’s existence?  Eighty bazillion files and folders…  …each with eighty bazillion permissions to manage…  …all to be accomplished with arguably one of the easiest-to-screw-up interfaces in all of Windows. And then, once in a while, you’ve got to migrate those files.
  • 8. File Servers. Ugh. Are file servers really the bane of every IT pro’s existence?  Eighty bazillion files and folders…  …each with eighty bazillion permissions to manage…  …all to be accomplished with arguably one of the easiest-to-screw-up interfaces in all of Windows. And then, once in a while, you’ve got to migrate those files.  With neigh insufficient (OK, awful) native GUI tools.  With ridiculously complex command line tools. (Love those eighty bazillion command line arguments, don’t ya’?)
  • 9. Nightmare, Deconstructed. Let’s break down the migration nightmare into manageable steps, the tasks required for success.
  • 10. Nightmare, Deconstructed. Let’s break down the migration nightmare into manageable steps, the tasks required for success. Fairly simplistic, at least on paper…  Step 1: Analyze what you’ve got.  Step 2: Fix previous oops’s.  Step 3: Copy stuff.  Step 4: Re-analyze that stuff.
  • 11. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 1: Analyze what you’ve got. Native tool: AccessEnum! Get it: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897332
  • 12. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 1: Analyze what you’ve got. Native tool: AccessEnum! Challenge: AccessEnum enums stuff, but enumming and actually doing things are two very different things. (You know, like “going to the DMV” and “thinking you’ll get out of there in less than six hours” different.)
  • 13. What Does ScriptLogic Offer?• GUI-based reports• Customized & Pre-canned Reporting• Agentless Discovery• Point-in-Time Comparisons• Supported Technologies • NTFS • SQL • SharePoint • Active DirectoryDemo!
  • 14. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 2: Fix previous oops’s. Native tool: iCacls! (Don’t give yourself “Permissions Wrist”)
  • 15. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 2: Fix previous oops’s. Native tool: iCacls! (Don’t give yourself “Permissions Wrist”) (Curious: Might Microsoft’s permissions UI be an OSHA violation?)
  • 16. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 2: Fix previous oops’s. Native tool: iCacls! (Don’t give yourself “Permissions Wrist”) (Curious: Might Microsoft’s permissions UI be an OSHA violation?) Challenge: Maintaining perms over time. (Dang those help deskers!)
  • 17. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 2: Fix previous oops’s. Native tool: iCacls! (Don’t give yourself “Permissions Wrist”) (Curious: Might Microsoft’s permissions UI be an OSHA violation?) Challenge: Maintaining perms over time. (Dang those help deskers!) Nifty Solution: iCacls + Scheduled Task Get it: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/query/dd822917
  • 18. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 2: Fix previous oops’s. Step 1: Document your perms in iCacls.  icacls C:SharedMarketing /inheritance:r /grant:r "Finance Users":(OI)(CI)R /grant:r "File Admins":(OI)(CI)F  icacls C:SharedMarketingProduct /grant:r "Product Users":(OI)(CI)M  icacls C:SharedMarketingRestricted /inheritance:r /grant:r "File Admins":(OI)(CI)F /grant:r "Restricted Users":(OI)(CI)M  Repeat… Step 2: Set up this batch file as a Scheduled Task, to repeat every evening. Step 3: Watch as your script “fixes” everything those dag-nabbit help desk admins unfixed. (Huzzah! Take that help deskers!)
  • 19. What Does ScriptLogic Offer?• Centralized Permissions Management• GUI-Based Tasks• Permissions Backup & Restoration• Managed Technologies • NTFS • SharePoint • Exchange • SQL • Services & Tasks • Users & GroupsDemo!
  • 20. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 3: Copy stuff. Native tool: Robocopy! (Check it out: RoboCop is actually a part of Robocopy!)
  • 21. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 3: Copy stuff. Native tool: Robocopy! (Check it out: RoboCop is actually a part of Robocopy!) Challenge: Robocopy (and RoboCop) have lots of switches.
  • 22. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 3: Copy stuff. Native tool: Robocopy! (Check it out: RoboCop is actually a part of Robocopy!) Challenge: Robocopy (and RoboCop) have lots of switches.
  • 23. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 3: Copy stuff. Native tool: Robocopy! (Check it out: RoboCop is actually a part of Robocopy!) Challenge: Robocopy (and RoboCop) have lots of switches. Possible Solution: Master those switches!  Jeff Hicks shows you how: http://bit.ly/zAHWGZ  robocopy server1share server2share /COPYALL /B /SEC /MIR /R:0 /W:0 /Z /LOG:log.txt  Hidden ridiculously recursive Robocopy bug feature: Open file support! (Hint: There is none.)
  • 24. What Does ScriptLogic Offer?• Copy Permissions AND Files• Multi-Threaded Architecture• Bandwidth Throttling• Volume Shadow Copy• Automated MigrationDemo!
  • 25. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 4: Re-analyze that stuff. Native tool: PowerShell! Compare-Object! (It’s like comparison, without the value judgment!)
  • 26. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 4: Re-analyze that stuff. Native tool: PowerShell! Compare-Object! (It’s like comparison, without the value judgment!) Challenge: Getting around RoboCopy’s open file bug feature, and just doing your due diligence, dang it.
  • 27. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 4: Re-analyze that stuff. Native tool: PowerShell! Compare-Object! (It’s like comparison, without the value judgment!) Challenge: Getting around RoboCopy’s open file bug feature, and just doing your due diligence, dang it. Features: Ridiculous power, all at the command line!
  • 28. Nightmare, Deconstructed.Part 4: Re-analyze that stuff. Native tool: PowerShell! Compare-Object! (It’s like comparison, without the value judgment!) Challenge: Getting around RoboCopy’s open file bug feature, and just doing your due diligence, dang it. Features: Ridiculous power, all at the command line! Ridiculous speed (Hint: Not in a good way)! Ridiculous error messages (but they are in red)! Ridiculous results output (what’s the deal with <= versus =>, anyway?)!
  • 29. What Does ScriptLogic Offer?• Post Migration Analysis• Customized & Pre-canned Reports• Migration Dashboard• Log ViewerDemo!
  • 30. Resources • 30 Day Evaluations • Enterprise Security Reporter • Security Explorer • Secure Copy www.scriptlogic.com • Greg Shields www.ConcentratedTech.com
  • 31. “SMB IT Simplified” www.scriptlogic.com/smbit • Real-world articles • Industry experts • Vendor-agnosticConnect with us and Win!
  • 32. iPad Winner!
  • 33. Questions?