Disk quotas on a 2000 server and how to migrate values?

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The deal is this, i have a disk that has users data and users quotas on the disk. The users needs inscreased now the disk can no longer sustain the data (its too small) so i bought a new disk and now i need to transplant the data from the little disk to the big disk, i can achieve this with robocopy to get all the users ACLs across as per file and filder permissions, but how can i have the quotas come across aswell? I have robocopied this before and all the quota entries are at 0% for ever user even if they have 20GBs of data on the disk. How can we transplant the quota entrie values to the new disk? Thnaks for all the help

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Well I do not anything about robocopy.
But if there is windows system(2000/xp/2003) we can convert the disk into dynamic disk and extends the size of original disk.

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  • Texizboy
    Are all folders in in one directory? If so you may try to mount the new drive as a folder and that way it should be able to retain all permissions.
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  • Howard2nd
    Answer 1 - Ghost the existing (small) disk to the large (new) disk. then remove the old one. Warning - while 'ghosting the server is offline. Ghost transfers an image which includes 'all' acls including quotas. Answer 2 - If you have the patience you can use the command line tool 'Xcopy' which has the ability to transfer acls. Answer 3 - Since 'quotas' are set at the disk level, do your 'robocopy' and then in Windows Explorer right click the drive and reset the value. If you have been so nice as to have different quotas for each user, "No ggod deed goes unpunished." Set the quotas at the drive level then walk the tree setting individual exceptions. Individual personalization of settings is why most network admins start from "NO!". 'Yes' is nice for the end users but complicates even simple maintenance. Good luck.
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  • MithunMCSE
    Yes.. i think that using ghost is the best and teh quikest way to get ur job done
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