I have a need to P2V a server, it currently has an 11.1TB drive (via spanned disks). I need to shrink it down before the move. My solution is to drop the disk entirely, P2V just the OS Drive (a more manageable 480GB) and attach a new data disk. I need to move the data (~4TB) to an interim location (a NAS) then copy it to the newly attached disk once the P2V is complete.
robocopy /MIR /FFT /w:0 /r:0 /z D:\ \\nas\scratch\D-Drive\
/MIR Mirrors the directories (deletes at the destination as well as empty directories).
/FFT Fat File Time, I’m copying to a BSD NAS, the time formats aren’t as granular.
/w:0 Wait 0 seconds on a failure, keep the sync going, hung up on $RECYCLE.BIN files.
/r:0 No retries when it can’t copy.
/z Restart mode in case of interupptions.