Robocopy is your friend!

Robocopy (short for robust file copy) is a utility that originally was contained in Server 2003 Resource Kit, but became so popular that it was included natively in Server 2008 and in Vista. For those that have used xcopy, this is like xcopy…on steriods.

It allows for mirroring of directories, or, my personal favorite, migration of data from old servers to new. And it does so maintaining NTFS permissions.

See more on Wikipedia (opens on new window).

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