Robocopy is a command line file copy utility for Windows-based operating systems.

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Why does RoboCopy create a hidden system folder?

I thought I would try out RoboCopy for mirroring the contents of a folder to another harddrive. And seems like it worked. But, for some reason, to see the destination folder I have to both enable Show ...
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Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”?

Can Robocopy be configured to only log the “errors”? On a large copy job, I’m really only interested in knowing what files were NOT copied.
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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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Combining RoboCopy with FtpUse

Our clients need to transfer specified files from their network to ours through FTP. The transfer must be invoked automatically whenever one of the specified files changes. For this purpose, RoboCopy ...
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robocopy transfer file and not folder

I'm trying to use robocopy to tranfer a single file from one location to another but robocopy seems to think I'm always specifying a folder. Here is an example: robocopy "c:\transfer_this.txt" ...
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Robocopy fails in Scheduled task with ERROR 1326 Logon failure

My aim: To simply mirror a database backup directory onto another server Approach: Use Robocopy statement contained in a scheduled task robocopy "C:\MylocalDirBackup" "\\MY.IP\DatabaseBackupsShare" ...
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What switches can robocopy use to preserve file and directory times on the target?

After using robocopy to copy files to a new drive I realized that all the file and directory creation times and been reset to the time of copying. Are there some switches to make robocopy keep the ...
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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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PathTooLongException error when using Get-ChildItem

I'm trying to generate a list of all known file on a file share with Attributes "Archive + Offline". But I keep running into PathTooLongException errors. So far I've only found that Robocopy can work ...
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Robocopy - Share to Share copy over network - Files did not end up in the expected location

A client of mine recently got a new Windows 2012 server to replace an old Windows XP Professional computer we were using as a file server. Everything appeared to be copying fine, I stored a log file ...
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Why did robocopy cause my Windows 2012 server to hang last night?

I'm in the process of decommissioning an old 2003 server, which acts as a file server, and am just attempting a dry-run of migrating the file repository over to a new Windows Storage Server 2012 box. ...
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Robocopy from list.txt

I have a ton of user directories, that I need to move along with permissions to another location, the command I use on an individual basis is : robocopy "\filer\home" "h:\UserHome" /E /SEC ...
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Mirroring harddisk with compressed files with Robocopy

I tried to mirroring an existing disks on a new disks with less space. It is very important that the file structure, attributes and ACL's are exact as on the source disk. For this I tried ...
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where can I learn the limitations of /LEV:n option of Robocopy command

Hey I am moving a file server to another datacenter. I use robocopy but I don't know the limits of the /LEV:nutility. Is this "n" can be 100 or something for some crazy admins? I searched but I didn't ...
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Robocopy /xd with wildcards and sub-paths

I don't think this exact question has been asked before (I looked). My backup server runs a script using Robocopy, and I want to exclude files that don't really need to be backed up, specifically: ...
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Windows Server to Server copy, executed remotely, process overview

Ok so I've got 3 servers in this example Server_A, Server_B, Server_C I want to move data over the network from Server_A to Server_B by executing a batch script on Server_C, it would be something ...
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Using Robocopy to copy only missing and older files

A few days ago I added a new member server to a DFS folder replication and refferal, DFSR started the initial replication. Yesterday I got an event in the logs from DFSR (4104), telling the initial ...
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Robocopy MINAGE and MAXAGE

What attribute dose Robocopy look at when applying those flags? data created or updated? If I a group of files is created and later one of them is updated if I run Robocopy with a later date range ...
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Roaming Profile Permissions and Migration

Currently a client as 2003 DC and we are migrating them to a 2008R2 on a 2012 Hyper-V Host. They have a handful of roaming profiles - but with the usual setup - i.e. the only permissions on the actual ...
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Move, and split up, 5TB of data

Here is the scenario: I have 5 TB (yes, that's a T) of files on a Windows server that I need to migrate to a new server in as short and efficient time as possible. (Think: Robocopy, Rsync, etc as I ...
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Fastest way to mirror directory over network

I am looking to speed up my deployment process, currently I have a single staging server, and a web-farm in production. I currently use robocopy to mirror each web-farm server from the staging ...
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How do I make robocopy over WinRM behave like over RDP?

I'm trying to use robocopy to sync two file shares on computers NAS001 and NAS002. To check what files should be synced, I use this command while connected to NAS001. robocopy G:\Software\SQLServer ...
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Automate Windows Robocopy with internal changes monitor /MON:1 option

The /MON:1 option works just great and run directory scan if only changes happened. This is something that is not possible to do if robocpy is ran from windows scheduler each 10 min. Is there a way ...
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Is file copying limited by free space on C drive?

I have some Windows Server 2003 and 2008 boxes that have files I need to copy that are in the range of 20 GB to 80 GB ranges. The 20 GB files transfer without a problem from one server to another ...
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robocopy says its receiving invalid parameters in when used in powershell script

I'm attempting to use robocopy in a PowerShell script, but currently failing. When I run the following command manually robocopy \\corporatesystem00.local.com\C$\Maven\ ...
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Robocopy exclude directory in recursive file structure

This seems to be a popular question on the net, but everyone else seems to be OK with being able to specify only a portion of the full path in order to achieve a sort of wildcard. I need to be more ...
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Robocopy failure with Windows Server 2008 Scheduled Task

So I have a batch script for robocopy. Running this from the command line does exactly what I want. robocopy "D:\SQL Backup" \\server1\Backup$\daily /mir /s /copyall ...
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How to get robocopy summary information involved in powershell?

I have a quick script written to compare file differences across servers, and then give a prompt for whether to mirror the changes. I'd like it to intelligently NOT prompt for copying if there aren't ...
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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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Robocopy Ext USB HD to Server 2008

I tried copying data from an external usb drive to my W2008 server, g:\parent_directory d:\server_shared\parent_directory. Unfortunately, I picked the "copyall" paramenter which copies over D=Data, ...
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robocopy, robocopy with multithreaded option

i want to move folder structure from one location to another location "\ASDFS\ASDFSD\234234" to "\23423\SDFSDF\ASDFSDF" "\ASDFS\ASDFSD\234234\UIOUI" to "\23423\SDFSDF\ASDFSDF\TYUTYU" ...
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Scheduled robocopy fails with error 3 (Creating Destination Directory)

Related: Scheduled Robocopy task fails with 0x10 error I'm using robocopy as part of a server backup script. It fetches the files to this workstation (Windows 7, upgraded from Vista - that caused ...
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Copying files to a different domain, where no trust relationship exists

I have the the following setup. 1 x host machine situated in DOMAIN A 1 x PDC in a VM running on a host only network adapter running its own AD Forest (DOMAIN B) 1 x Server running in DOMAIN B, this ...
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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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How to abort robocopy on first error

When using robocopy windows utility, what flags do I set so that robocopy aborts on the very first error it sees, similar to xcopy /dry command? I need to mirror two dirs, and on occasion some files ...
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Duplicating a complex folder structure with only shortcuts

There are 2 shared drives. One of them has a very complex folder structure. I would like to replicate the entire folder structure of Share 1 to Share 2. However I don't want to make duplicate files, ...
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Robocopy files to different destinations - per file

I'm trying to mirror a direcory with images to a set of detination folders, where each folder receives only a part of the source directory. Example say the source contains 10 images: 1.jpg, 2.jpg, ...
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Creating a service to run RoboCopy

I'm attempting to put together a batch file that will set up a robocopy task as a service in response to user input. The basic idea being that the user will input MyRobocopyBatchFile.bat sourceFolder ...
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ERROR 1307 (0x0000051B) - While copying with Robocopy - None of the known sollutions work

I'm trying to copy a folder from one harddrive to another using the folowing robocopy options: robocopy "H:\Source" "T:\target" /E /COPY:DATSO /R:1 /W:1 /DCOPY:T /Z /LOG:T:\Belfirst_copy.log /NP ...
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A Robocopy job to copy files from VM Windows 2003 to a windows 2008 DFS Share over WAN

I have the following in a bat file running as a scheduled task on the VM Windows 2003 server robocopy "d:\Folder\Sub folder" "\\prod.local\shareddata\Loc\Folder\SubFolder" /S /R:0 /W:5 /NP /NS /NFL ...
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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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Move files with robocopy instead of copy [closed]

robocopy B:\Foo\ D:\890001 /MIR /COPY:DT /FFT Am using the above to copy files from A to B, however I wish to move the file not copy. How can this be done without its function being compromised?
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Robocopy not working for Active Directory snapshot backups

I am trying to automate backups of a Windows 2008 Active Directory database (ntds.dit). Mounted AD snapshots get created in C:\$SNAPxxxxxxxxxx\Windows\NTDS. The script below works for creating, ...
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Replacing a fileserver within a domain

We're upgrading our fileserver running on Windows 2008 R2 Standard, and it's part of a Windows 2008 Domain. We would like to migrate the files over retaining all the permission and later reuse the ...
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Could the IPG parameter in Robocopy cause TCP/IP packet problems if it is too high?

I need to throttle a robocopy transfer to limit bandwidth usage. It is already set to 1500 (/IPG:1500). I would like to increase this IPG to around 2000 (or more) in order to lower even more the ...
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Robocopy job will run manually but not as a scheduled task

Using Robocopy on Server 2012. I have created a .cmd script to copy some files from a mapped drive to the local machine. The mapped drive is on another server in a different domain and connects with ...
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Looking for fastest way to sift through old files

We have multiple file servers where I work containing terabytes and terabytes worth of files. We have no system in place currently for archiving/deleting stale data. My task is to create a script that ...
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Robocopy - how to discard timestamps

I'm trying to copy some files to a folder where there are already older versions of those files with the robocopy tool. And in order to differentiate versions, I'd like to set the timestamp to "now" ...
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NAS Migration: Preserve “Previous Versions” shadow copies

We're planning a forklift upgrade of our NAS and were going to use a utility like Robocopy to move the files over. However we'd like to preserve Windows' "Previous Versions" shadow copies. Any way to ...
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How do I use Robocopy to exclude ALL subfolders under a chosen folder?

I'm trying to use Robocopy in a way that excludes all subfolders under a chosen folder. In other words, I only want to target a folder and robocopy only the files within it but not it's subfolders. ...