Move User home directories to new volume on same server

Running NW65SP7.
We would like to move our USER home directories from one NSS volume to 
another NSS volume on the same server. We have used the 3rd party NWCOPY 
utility in the past for large inter/intra server file copies and it seems to 
work good. Since NWCOPY allows us to pre-copy the data in smaller chunks at 
a convenient time and then do a smaller delta/synch copy when the final 
cutover is planned, we likely plan on using this utility in combination with 
some other utilities like HOMES to change the eDir home directory attributes 
and file rights.

Just wanted to get some input from anyone else who has done large file 
copies between volumes as to what tools you found worked best. We were also 
considering using the Novell Server Consolidation tool. Things important to 
us are copy speed/reliability, open file/error logging and ease of use.

Any other suggestions other than NWCOPY? Thx 


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2/25/2010 8:46:43 PM
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On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:46:43 +0000, Scuba Steve wrote:

> Running NW65SP7.
> We would like to move our USER home directories from one NSS volume to
> another NSS volume on the same server.
[-snip-]
> Any other suggestions other than NWCOPY? Thx

Maybe overkill for doing *just* this limited thing, but Novell Storage 
Manager (http://www.novell.com/products/storagemanager/) is what we use 
here for managing the lifecycle of user home directories. This includes 
where they should be located.

So to do what you're describing, we'd just set a new home directory 
location policy, apply it to the users, and wait. The rest is automagical.


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David
2/25/2010 10:14:06 PM
Scuba Steve wrote:
> 
> Just wanted to get some input from anyone else who has done large file 
> copies between volumes as to what tools you found worked best. We were also 
> considering using the Novell Server Consolidation tool.

We have used this Consolidation tool (SCMT) a lot, it preserves the 
trustees and ownerships, allow you to filter certain files if wanted. Great.

-sk
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Sami
3/5/2010 12:43:49 PM
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