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Hey guys,

Question for all the Robocopy Guru's out there and people with hard drive migration experience. I am a new System Administrator for this medium sized non profit organization and have been tasked with a drive migration. It's all within the same file server, however, this will be a new structure from the root on up, with new security groups and everything. People are giving me an excel list with source and destination folders...

So basically I need to copy files from the i: drive to the x: drive. They are all up and running and shared already. Security groups are already setup, and there are some private subfolders that can't be read by everyone (every other folder has read/list/read & execute permissions). Overall, this is to help clean up all the old archived files, and let them work on a more active drive.

My question is, what is the best route to proceed? I was going setup all the security first on the destination folder, use Robocopy to copy all the files over with subdirectories, and let it inherit all the new permissions. That part is pretty straight forward, BUT, my IT Director wants me to DELETE just the source files that have been moved. Of course I can use the /MOVE command of Robocopy, but we ultimately want to copy first, verify with some users, and then delete source files (not every file, but just the ones that were copied). Could I do a Robocopy with /log? And how would I script that to delete the files that were copied? Is it best just to MOVE the files to begin with, hope for the best and no errors and do it with the /log command? What about files that have over 256 characters in the path and filename?
Is there a third party program that you all would recommend in such a project?

Thanks in advance,
Chris
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