After seeing my Perl scripts for migrating from EMC Celerra to Isilon a few people have asked me how I moved my actually data from the source Celerra to my target Isilon. The answer is pretty simple: EMCOPY. EMCOPY is basically a fast version of robycopy used for moving data while maintain ACLs and permissions.. It’s CIFS/SMB centric and very easy to use. You run it from a windows machine with access to both shares and it copies data. I wrote a quick script to generate my EMCOPY commands based on my previous ones. Wanted to share that with everyone.
[box]Now it’s time for a short note and small disclaimer. This script works for me in my environment. Do your homework and make this work for you. While I have tried to make this robust and fully functional, it’s important to note “stuff happens”, this is still provides “as is” with no warranty whatsoever. Use at your own risk and all that jazz.[/box]