migrate distribution point
I need to replace the hard disk in my primary Distribution point. It is running an a single IDE drive.. and I want to move it to a SATA Raid Array. I have over 100 packages distributed to this DP and really do not want to have to remove them all, and re-add then manually through the console. Would it work if I did a robocopy of the sms folders, and gave the new drive the same letter as the old drive?
October 27th, 2010 12:29pm

If the path and everything stay the same and this drive has only the SMSPKGx$ share and other DP files it may work. This is one of the many reasons I never use stand alone DP's. If it were a secondary site you'd be able to use preloadpkgonsite.exe and put the files back in a supported manner. John Marcum | http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/jmarcum |
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October 27th, 2010 2:08pm

Hi, As this thread has been quiet for a while, we assume that the issue has been resolved. At this time, we will mark it as "Answered" as the previous steps should be helpful for many similar scenarios. In addition, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks,Yog Li -- Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
November 3rd, 2010 6:32am

Things worked smoothy- just recreated the share with same security permissions on the new drive. Thanks.
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April 7th, 2011 6:19pm

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