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Can server sync migrate windows server roles?


Good day colleagues,

Have a question on Migrate server sync. What exactly does it sync on?

For example I have a physical MS Server 08 with dhcp and dfs roles
installed and configured. Now I install a new physical 08 server and do
not configure it. Can I do a ‘copy workload with server sync’ from
source to target and have these roles setup for me on the new server or
it’s only a file comparison utility (the server sync)?

Many thanks,
Archie


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Re: Can server sync migrate windows server roles?

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Re: Can server sync migrate windows server roles?


archie;260633 Wrote:
> Good day colleagues,
>
> Have a question on Migrate server sync. What exactly does it sync on?
>
> For example I have a physical MS Server 08 with dhcp and dfs roles
> installed and configured. Now I install a new physical 08 server and do
> not configure it. Can I do a ‘copy workload with server sync’ from
> source to target and have these roles setup for me on the new server or
> it’s only a file comparison utility (the server sync)?
>
> Many thanks,
> Archie


Hi Archie

Migrate can copy a workload onto bare metal so it is not necessary to
install an OS on the target first. However, since you have already done
so the migration process will still work as long as the source and the
target OS are the same version and service pack. There is no need to
perform any form of OS configuration on the target, as Migrate will
essentially replicate the source in its entirety including all of its
roles, its domain registration, network identity etc. Essentially the
only things Migrate changes are network and storage drivers, and the OS
kernel.

But to answer your first question, Migrate will either transfer data
using a block-based mechanism or a file-based one. In either case,
Migrate will compare the files or blocks between the source and target
and copy - repeatedly if necessary - the changes between the two. Since
the Windows OS is not running during the migration/synchronisation
process, the entire configuration of the server will be copied whichever
mechanism you select. A file-based transfer will still result in all the
roles etc being copied.

I hope this helps.


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