Solved User data migration from old W10 machine to new W11 machine


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But if you are talking about a disaster, there's a chance that you will be gone with your data. So, it won't matter anymore.

Ouch! :cry:
 

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Thanks for the comments, folks, here are my thoughts.

@Mark Phelps I am not sure if 'EaseUS ToDo Data Transfer' and 'LapLink PC Mover' will migrate from one OS (W10) to a different OS (W11)
Yes they will -- as I have done it.
 

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Yes they will -- as I have done it.
Thanks, that would be 2 other tools to evaluate. I have evaluated nearly a dozen tools so far, and found 3 good ones(y) but I am also exhausted :)

Edit: The issue has become more like how to make the 3 different tools work together for best synergy.
 

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I used LapLink back in the day, did not even realize they were still around.

When I built my new system, I simply took the old drives out of the old system, put hem in the new and copied directly, no (extra) software needed - copy works perfectly fine. Of course, my new system is well over-built, so that helped, tremendously.

As for making the 3 tools worked synergistically - do you really need all three? I mean, this is a one time deal, right?
 

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As for making the 3 tools worked synergistically - do you really need all three? I mean, this is a one time deal, right?
The synergy covers backup, restore, and migration. I backup all the time and check that restore works at least some of the time. Migration is made up of backup + restore. All that has to work with minimum effort while the bits and pieces are often checked for correct functioning (not that a one time deal suddenly turns out to be a one time bust) then safe operation/minimizing attack surface, having sufficient redundancy in case of a hardware failure, etc., etc.
 

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I thought you were referring to using 3 tools for this one part of hte project, the transfer of files from one system to another. Robocopy is well enough for this job, as you've outlined.
 

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Not that it helps, but I refuse to use OneDrive (and so do most of the people I work with), we do however use Dropbox and other cloud systems.
Yeah, I have OneDrive, Google Drive, dropbox.com, and at one time box.com

That was from a time when file sharing was hyped up to the clouds (pun intended, LOL) but in reality nobody used file sharing via the cloud, at least not those people I interact with. These days, people share their photos and other files over the phone, not so much via Facebook even.

box.com was virtually identical to dropbox.com and I closed the box.com account years ago. For a short while I had the dropbox.com icon on my desktop, but since nobody did file sharing with me, that icon disappeared from my desktop. I still have the dropbox.com account, but there is very little in that cloud, just to keep the (free) account dormant. MS was pretty sneaky with OneDrive. For a couple of days, I did not even notice that my files were synced to OneDrive (it had a different name then, SkyDrive or something) Of course, I stopped it then and was on the verge of deleting all my files in the cloud. The few files from years ago are still there, but my OneDrive is dormant. I have a Google account, and by definition Google Drive, but this time around I was luckily smart enough not to use it 'by accident'.

With any cloud system, I always have the feeling of piggybacking on somebody else's computer. I'd rather have my own 'personal cloud' at my own computer (y)
 

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With any cloud system, I always have the feeling of piggybacking on somebody else's computer. I'd rather have my own 'personal cloud' at my own computer (y)
I have my own personal cloud on my NAS which is an older AMD computer running TrueNAS.
 

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I have my own personal cloud on my NAS which is an older AMD computer running TrueNAS.
Yeah, great, that's what I meant (y) Although my version of personal clouds is much simpler, they are simple SSDs, but I have 3 clouds :D
 

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