I am migrating from windows server 2012 to windows server 2016 R2, I want to ask about copying all data and copying the updated data only. I am asking if I would do a Copy All to try and get the whole data and then to copy the updated data only just before the cut?
Any help from the experts with this software? to complete my project
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This was the reply
The following is the best practice from it's forums:
Copy changes only to be selected, if the destination is empty then it would copy everything.
Then right before cutover, switch to mirror as mirror would remove files from destination that users deleted from the source over time. This makes the destination to be an exact replica of the source.
Copy all files is there for customers that want to copy all files every time and not skip existing files that did not change due to company policies or regulations.
Copy changes only and mirror would copy new and modified files but skip unchanged files. Mirror goes the extra step to sync deletions from source to destination."