Friday, October 22, 2010

File Server Resource Manager migration - Filescrn

Today I'm working on a Win2003 File Cluster upgrade to Win2008R2 Cluster.
The customer are using the File Screening feature in Windows 2003 R2, and would like to have the templates, file groups and file screens on the new 2008R2 cluster.

To do this migration, you have to have at least one cluster disk in your 2008R2 cluster.
On Win2003R2:
  • Start command prompt and do the following commands
  • filescrn filegroup export /path:C:\temp\filegroupname.xml /filegroup:NameOfFilegroupToExport
  • filescrn template export /path:C:\temp\templatename.xml /filegroup:NameOfTemplateToExport

If you know try to import these files into 2008R2, you'll get the following error message:

The version of the configuration file you are trying to import is not supported.
You cannot import configuration files with database versions earlier than 2.0.

To resolve this, open the .xml files you exported and change the

You are now able to import the files on the 2008R2 server.

To import on 2008R2, do as follow:
  • Start command prompt and do the following commands:
  • filescrn filegroup import /path:C:\temp\filegroupname.xml /filegroup:NameOfFilegroup
  • filescrn template import /path:C:\temp\templatename.xml /filegroup:NameOfTemplate
Your templates and filegroups should now be configures as they were in the 2003 cluster.

All you have to do now is to create the screening rules, associate a template to a volume, and your good to go.

After this configuration has been made, do a cluster failover and verify that the configuration is correct on the other nodes in the cluster.


Karthikeyan said...

Hi Rune Bakken,

Thanks for the script as above..

I want some to the information on this migration.. How to take the backup/export the "File Screen path" on File Screen Management. Bcoz that was configured in our existing FileServer on Windows Server 2003 R2 Std(64bit) Sp2.

Kindly advise as above query.. Awaiting for your comments.

Thanks and Regards,

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