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How can I take a one time full backup of a Windows Server without the need for a restore program?

I have a Windows SBS server with about 500GB of data that I'm decommissioning but I'd like to take a final backup of the server and place it on an external USB drive. I already have multiple backups ...
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Reasons why Robocopy would skip a folder and not write it to the log file

I'm in the process of trying to troubleshoot a Robocopy job on Windows 2008 R2 SP 1 where the job states that a folder was skipped in the copy process (at the end of the copy job) yet does not show 1) ...
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264 views

Robocopy for Microsoft Access Files MIR switch

We are using robocopy with MIR switch to backup our Microsoft Access Databases, i.e., .accdb, and .mdb files. Interesting thing with Access database files is that you can open a database, add a few ...
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Robocopy with local catalog of remote data for incremental backup

I am currently using robocopy to an extremely slow destination. The compare between source and destination files can take a while to run through. Since the destination will never change (apart from ...
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398 views

robocopy advantages and disadvantages [closed]

Could you, please, list what do you think that are main advantages and main disadvantages of robocopy? Thanks.
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1answer
194 views

Backup/copy open files from network share on a NAS device

We have several network shares mapped via DFS (Windows Server 2008 R2) on external NAS. That NAS is simple and doesn't support snapshots. We are making backup from the NAS via robocopy but from time ...
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Robocopy, do not overwrite existing files, but copy the changed / new ones

Is it possible to mirror the two directories without overwritting the files in destination directory with new/changed/deleted files. Something like snapshots. Example: Copy the source directory with ...
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1answer
146 views

Full backup, files copy or VSS for disk replacement on a Windows 2003 server?

I have to replace all disks of a Raid 5 volume for more space on a Windows 2003. I want to see what is the more reliable method to backup or move data of this volume (about 800 Gb). In first I was ...
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Backup with Mercurial and Robocopy?

The Problem We would like to backup our critical files from several network shares to a removable hard drive. We want to automate the backup so we don't have to remember to run it. It needs to ...
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1answer
228 views

rsync (or robocopy) from multiple computers - what happens?

If a Linux server has two different rsync jobs nightly for the same folder to two different destinations, do both destinations end up with the same end set of files? Or does the first job run, and ...
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1answer
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Exchange DiskShadow/Robocopy backup does not purge log files

I have a series of scripts setup to backup my Exchange. The following command is executed to start the process: diskshadow /s C:\Backup_Scripts\exchangeserverbackupscript1.dsh This is ...
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1answer
696 views

Robocopy falsely marks files as newer

I have two NTFS formatted drives on different machines and I do a robocopy mirror between them like this: robocopy "D:\My Documents" "X:\Backup\My Documents" /MIR /V /NP /XD .* /XO /XA:SHTO /FAT /Z ...
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324 views

Bulk file copy while limiting disk utilization?

I saw that Robocopy can limit network bandwidth in this answer How do you limit the bandwidth for a file copy? I have plenty of bandwidth on the LAN, but I don't want to saturate the disk on the ...
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1answer
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How to delete files older than 30 days with robocopy?

I have two folders synchronised with robocopy (src and mirror) and I try to not removing files in the mirror before 30 days. I tried with /MINAGE option to say "consider every files older than 30 ...
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Robocopy silently missing files

I'm using Robocopy to sync data from our server's hard disk to an external disk as a backup. It's a pretty simple solution but pretty much the best/easiest one we could come up with - we use two ...
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1answer
2k views

How to use robocopy and zip destination folders?

All sources are on windows OS, and destination backup is on Unix system (we are using Samba). My source repository is similar to : -Repository --Folder1 ---Files --Folder2 ---Files etc... I would ...
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2k views

Robocopy hiding folders on backup drives

I have a backup batch file that uses Robocopy to backup my files (note this example contains newlines that you should remove): robocopy "C:\" "G:\Default\RoboCopyBackup\C" /XF Pagefile.sys /XD ...
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is ROBOCOPY a good form of backup as a tool?

seeing how it does not do a write verify unless scripted (or is it needed?) is it a decent option to dump a few folders to another server? i am just worried about whether the data, after being copied, ...
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Alternative to robocopy /MIR

We run a number of web apps that store a lot of local data in small xml files. One part of our backup / recovery strategy is to produce a local mirror of the file system via a VPN to the hosting ...
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5answers
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Server 2008 robocopy access denied to user folders + /B error I don't understand

This is a two-parter. A) Trying to do this in server 2008, with command being run by domain admin: Robocopy \server\c$\users D:\backupfolder /MIR I get "Access Denied" on all files in the user ...
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RichCopy - Suppress Splash Screen and Run Quiet?

RichCopy looks to be a great tool with some features that RoboCopy lacks. I'm trying to use it to back up media on a Home Media Server project I'm working on so I need to be able to run it from ...
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Where can I find ready to use windows scripts that used robocopy?

We are installing the Windows Resource Kit, and that installs RoboCopy. We want to have access to a few windows scripts that uses RoboCopy so we can start from those to build something else. Any ...
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How to avoid locking mysql tables with Robocopy

Some clients of ours complained about robocopy failing badly and locking tables, has anyone had any experience with running robocopy on a potentially active database? Could anyone explain the /b ...