Windows security identifier (SID)

Windows SID Windows security identifier (SID) is a unique value of variable length used to identify a trustee. Each account has a unique SID issued by an authority, such as a Windows domain controller, and stored in a security database. To Get the SID for an account we can use the normal Windows command line [...]

2017-07-20T12:29:55+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Microsoft|0 Comments

How to construct emcopy sidmap file

emcopy version 4.17 supports converting old historical SID to new SID using sidmapfile switch, This is a great feature for CIFS/SMB migration especially that we can now convert all the old broken SID’s to new active SID’s while we are executing the emcopy file migration. In this exercise we will demonstrate how to construct the sidmap file [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:15+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

EMCopy error codes

How to Translate EMCopy error codes Before running emcopy to migrate data in production environment, it is always recommended to execute multiple test runs to solve all authentication and permissions errors. There are two ways to check for EMCopy error codes: Using Windows MSDN link below that will reference how to read those errors: Windows Error [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:15+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

Identify Old Historical SID and construct SIDMap file to update AD SIDs

Introduction: Evergreen SMB File migration project sometimes have to deal with data file migration that contains historical SID’s This kind of migration require additional planning and pre-work as we need to identify old AD SID history and create an SID map file to replace all the old SID with new active ones from the domain. [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:15+00:00 April 15th, 2015|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

Migrating Windows Folder Redirection with Offline Files to Isilon

There are several ways to migrate Windows Folder Redirection to a new storage, below are four scenarios on how we can implement the change. Migration Scenarios: In this exercise we will explain four migration scenarios with varying level of client impact:. Group Policy Points to “Do not move the contents of Documents to the [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:16+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

Deploy Windows Folder Redirection with Offline Files on Isilon

In this exercise we will explain how to deploy windows folder redirection with offline files on Isilon Cluster. To enable Windows folder redirection with offline files we need to do three steps: Enable folder redirection and chose what folders to redirect (Deploying Folder Redirection). Configure the parameters for the offline caching. (Configure offline [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:16+00:00 April 7th, 2015|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

EMCopy Tool

EMCopy is a command-line file based migration tool that is used to replicate SMB files/directories including ability to replicate ACL permissions and ownership., another similar file based migration tools are SecureCopy and RoboCopy. EMCopy usage/switches: Usage: EMCOPY srcdir destdir [name [name]...] [/nosec] [/o] [/a] [/secfix] [/secforce] [/hda <account>] [/lg] [/lu] [/i] [/create] [/s] [/lev:n] [/d] [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:16+00:00 February 11th, 2015|Isilon, Microsoft|0 Comments

VMAX Migration with PowerPath Migration Enabler (PPME)

PowerPath Migration Enabler is a server based block level migration tool, used to migrate data between arrays as a transparent migration with no client impact. There are several ways to migrate data from one VMAX to another: Using a replication tool like SRDF Using file based migration tool like emcopy or rsync Using server based [...]

2017-05-19T00:20:16+00:00 December 10th, 2014|VMAX|0 Comments

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