askg
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FS7600 File Migration issue

Hi

We are having some difficulty in migrating Data across to FS7600 from our current share drive. We try using PowerShell as well as secure copy but whenever we try moving the files with security intact files and folder get moved but not the security bit.

But if we try assigning permission to folder and share through GUI we have no issue. We thought it could be our script or secure copy so we tried with other servers (moving into and from) all works without any problem.

We also try Re-Joining FS7600 to domain without any luck. We thought may be the FS7600 local group Administrator didn't contain domain admin (according to document it should) and try accessing via windows MMC and Computer management plugins but we get access denied message.

 

We were wondering if any of you had similar problem and what did you have to do so that you could automate the migration process. We won't have enough time and money to do it manually moves TB's of data and apply permission one by one.

 

I am also wondering if FS7600 has the security mechanism that prohibits running script against its shares, if yes how do we go around so that this will allow us to migrate the data.

Will appreciate your feedback.

 

Thank you

 

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askg
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Re: FS7600 File Migration issue

Also we currently have latest firmware version (i.e. v2.0.6220)

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askg
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Re: FS7600 File Migration issue

After countless testing i got few questions now

1) Does any one know how to add/remove users to/from FS7600 local Administrators Group(If i try using mmc Computer management Addon which gave me error)?

2) What permission does it require to run robocopy and powershell script against FS7600?

(If i use robocopy i can copy permission across but it overrides Destination and if i try running powershell "get-acl  and Set-ACL" command i get unauthorized error.

Thank you

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MartyAH
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RE: FS7600 File Migration issue

After countless testing i got few questions now

1) Does any one know how to add/remove users to/from FS7600 local Administrators Group(If i try using mmc Computer management Addon which gave me error)?

2) What permission does it require to run robocopy and powershell script against FS7600?

(If i use robocopy i can copy permission across but it overrides Destination and if i try running powershell "get-acl  and Set-ACL" command i get unauthorized error.

Thank you

Since the OP was in February, I am assuming they got their answers.  We recently went through the same thing and here are just a few take aways for those who are now dealing with this..

You cannot add / remove users the local administrators group.  Maybe in a future release of FluidFS, but not as of 2.0.7170.

We could not migrate data with robocopy as it would not handle permissions properly.  It would copy explicit permissions but not inherited permissions.  Dell has a document labelled Migrating to FluidFS (http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/shared-content~data-sheets~en/documents~migrating_to_fluidfs.pdf) that documents commands to use when using robocopy.  We found that the documented use of robocopy did not work to our satisfaction.

We ended up purchasing securecopy.  SecureCopy was about a 80% solution for us.  Permissions were retained AND SECURITY WORKED but when viewing permissions through the windows folder properties gui, some permissions would not resolve.  So we would see the GUID for a security group instead of the group name.  The solution to this was to reapply the group permission to the folder.  This was tedious and frustrating, but since being done permissions now always resolve and display properly.

We did not try to migrate data with powershell,  There may be a solution for that, but I would not be surprised if it just doesn't work.

We did have a security problem that was fixed with FluidFS 2.0.7170.  In our environment we create domain global and domain local groups.  Users are added to the domain global group and the domain global group is added to the domain local group and the domain local group is applied to the shared folder.  Prior to FluidFS 2.0.7170, some users could not access folders even though they were in the appropriate domain global group.  The update fixed this problem.  Prior to applying the update, we found that access could be fixed by applying the user account OR the domain global group to the folder.

We have been using the FS7600 for a few months now.  When using the computer management tool from a windows system we cannot see open files and therefore we cannot close files.  We have had users report that they cannot access a file because it is in use.  We have no visibility to open files now so our response is that they should check with their co-workers.

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RE: FS7600 File Migration issue

Set-ACL tries to set the Audit parts of the ACL which FluidFS (up to ver 3) does not support,

/Hansel

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