Move File Store Data to a New File Store in Skype for Business Server 2015

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Topic Last Modified: 2016-08-30

If you need to remove the file server that is currently acting as the file store for your Skype for Business Server 2015 deployment, or if you need to make other changes that would make the current file store unavailable, you first need to create a new share. Then you need to perform the following steps:

  1. Shut down the Skype for Business Server 2015 services that use the file store that you plan to remove.

  2. Define the file store in Topology Builder and publish the changes to make the new file store available to your deployment.

  3. Move the data to the new file store.

  4. Restart the servers or services.

  5. Optionally, remove the old file share and file folder.

  1. Log on to a computer as a member of the RTCUniversersalServerAdmins or CsServerAdministrator group where the Skype for Business Server 2015, Administrative Tools are installed.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Skype for Business Server Control Panel, see Open Skype for Business Server 2015 administrative tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Topology, and then click Status.

  4. For each Director pool, Director, Standard Edition server, and Front End pool that uses the file store that you plan to remove, select the server or pool, click Action, and then click Stop all services.

  5. Log on to the computer where Topology Builder is installed as a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

  6. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Skype for Business Server 2015, and then click Skype for Business Server 2015Topology Builder.

  7. Select a server or pool that uses the file store, and do the following:

    1. Right-click the server or pool, and then click Edit Properties.

    2. In Edit properties, under Associations, under File store, click New.

    3. In Define New File Store, under File server FQDN, type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the file server. Under File share, type the folder name for the new file share, and then click OK.

    importantImportant:
    This step defines a new file store for use in Topology Builder. You define it only once, not for each server. Before you publish the topology, you must create the defined file share on the defined file server. For details, see Define the File Store for the Front End.
  8. For each server or pool that uses the file store, do the following:

    1. Right-click the server or pool, and then click Edit properties.

    2. In Edit Properties, under Associations, in File store, select the new file share, and then click OK.

  9. Publish the topology, check replication status, and then run the Skype for Business Server Deployment Wizard as needed. For details, see Common Procedures for Removing Servers Running Lync Server and Lync Server Components.

  10. Start a command prompt: Click Start, click Run, and then type cmd.exe.

  11. At the command line, type the following:

    Robocopy \\<OldFileServer>\<OldShare> \\<NewFileServer>\<NewShare> /S /R:10 /W:10 /XF Meeting.Active /MT /LOG:<directory path\logname>
    
    
    tipTip:
    The /S switch copies over files, directories and subdirectories. The /XF switch skips any files that are named Meeting.Active. Current versions of the robocopy.exe with the /MT switch greatly increase copy speed by using multiple threads. For the /LOG switch, use a directory path and log file name in the form of C:\Logfiles\log.txt. This switch creates a log file of operations at the named location.
  12. When the data copy is complete, in Lync Server Control Panel, click Topology, and then click Status.

  13. For each server or pool where you stopped services, select the server or pool, click Action, and then click Start all services.

  14. Remove the old file store from the topology and then publish the topology. For details, see Remove a File Store.

  15. (Optional) Log on to the computer that contains the file store that you just removed as a member of the local Administrators group or the Domain Admins group, and then remove the old file share and directory.

 
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