Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Possible Filr Impact of Share Rebuild

I need to recreate the share that is currently holding my AD users home
folders. This is currently setup as the Netfolder \\server\share. I'm
not bothered about cutting off access to Filr whilst I do this but I do
want to minimise the amount of resync that may be involved afterwards so
my proposal is as follows. Can anyone foresee any problems?

1 - Shutdown all Filr appliances (Web, MySQl, Search)
2 - Create new share \\server\new_share
3 - robocopy \\server\share \\server\new_share /r:1 /w:1
/log:C:\Adminlog.txt /tee /v /copy:OUDAT /IS /e /dcopy:t
I think that this should copy all files and folders from existing to new
share preserving timestamps but not copying NTFS permissions so that
permissions will be inherited from the root of the new share
4 - Reinstate individual users permissions
5 - Rename \\server\share to \\server\old_share
6 - Rename \\server\new_share to \\server\share
7 - Restart Filr appliances

Thanks

Paul
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ksiddiqui Absent Member.
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Re: Possible Filr Impact of Share Rebuild

If paths and permissions will not be affected, Filr should work just like before.
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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Possible Filr Impact of Share Rebuild

On 02/11/2016 03:26 AM, ksiddiqui wrote:
>
> If paths and permissions will not be affected, Filr should work just
> like before.
>
>

I was hoping that was the case but wanted to check first. My concerns
are around whether Filr uses some hidden data e.g. index files that
might not be copied across or whether it translates the share path into
some sort of guid which would change as the result of the above. If that
was the case then a full resync would occur and I'm trying to avoid that

Thanks

Paul
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