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How to copy with robocopy the time attributes without re-copying the files

I transferred the files to a new disk but found that files with the wrong year (1980) and these files I can't open with Photoshop. I would like to copy the time attributes from the first drive to the ...
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Get-ChildItem | Copy-Item

Trying to decipher why the copy-item is not working as expected within my ps script. I am attempting to search my fileservers for any *.pst files on all attached/valid drives, then copy those .pst ...
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How can I get docker build to overwrite a file?

It seems that docker build won't overwrite a file it has previously copied. I have a dockerfile with several copy instructions, and files touched in earlier COPY directives don't get overwritten by ...
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zip files before copying from Windows Server

20,000 small files takes forever to copy. Is there an easy way to zip files on a Windows Server before copying to a client desktop? It must be simple enough for a novice user to do it from the client ...
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Copying files using multi threading increases performance - Why?

When copying files from one location to another, the most used resources are memory (buffers) and I/O on the devices. However, when using a multi threaded copy utility such as Robocopy, when you ...
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Windows server - moving to new server with AD

I want to add/copy users on new server with AD from server without AD ( Windows 2012). What is recoomended scenario ?
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Server 2008R2 copying big files freezes in the middle

Copying a big file (5GB or more) from a UNC path to a local disk freezes/stops more or less in the middle of the process. There is no way to cancel the task (if I try to do it it wall just go on the ...
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Copy list of files (-I flag) with gsutil preserving path

I am trying to copy all pictures and static files to a bucket of mine in Google Cloud Platform. I am attempting this command from the root dir of my app: find -regextype posix-extended -iregex ".*\.(...
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GPO to copy a file to C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office16

I need to copy (MSCAL.OCX) a file to the same directory as MSACCESS.exe for my application to work. I used this as a tutorial http://kunaludapi.blogspot.com/2015/08/copy-files-on-all-computers-using-...
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Windows secure file copy between servers

I have looked a bunch of questions on here somewhat related to what Im trying to do. Maybe windows has just not gotten on the security train yet. Im not trying to use sftp, or WinSCP or SSH ...
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Remote Desktop copying files from Win10 to Server2012R2

I'm logging in to a Windows Server 2012R2 via Remote Desktop from a Windows 10 pc. I copy/paste files from the Windows 10 pc to the Windows Server 2012R2. While doing copy paste I see that the ...
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pscp fails to copy wil failure 'unable to open'

I am trying to overwrite some directories with content in them on a remote location using pscp to a remote location. I use root user (root@locationServerName). It succeeds in most of them, but fails ...
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How to copy a file to common desktop (how to address common desktop) with Group Policy?

Using Group Policy Object > User > Preferences > Windows Settings > Files I can copy a file to user desktop using a target file name like this: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\targetfile.txt. Now I'm trying to ...
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Copy multiple files from different folders to 1 folder

i'm looking for a sollution to copy multiple files from different folders to 1 folder. What I have is that I need to copy files from c:\Customers\folderA\folderB\files copy to e:\FolderB\files The ...
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dd vs. dd pipelined: which is better? [closed]

Here I read, in the comments, that a guy got more performance when used dd in pipeline for a copy. Like for example: dd if=in | dd of=out instead of dd if=in of=out Is it really faster? Why? Also: ...
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Copy files limited to 50GB or so?

Several times I have tried to copy a vhd file from one HDD to another one colocated in the same physical box and connected to the same motherboard. GUI drag and drop, Powershell, copy and paste - all ...
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Copy file permissions, but not files in Unix

(From : https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15245144/copy-file-permissions-but-not-files, closed because off-topic) I have two copies of the same directory tree. They almost have the same files in ...
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Windows Server 2012R2 can't be pinged while copying big file (HP DL 380 G8)

I have an HP DL380 G8 Server with installed Windows Server 2012 R2 and newest Network drivers etc. Another Person copied big files from an network share to the local hard disk. While copying the ...
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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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Very slow network copy from windows 7 to windows 2008 r2 server

I am having an issue where users have started to experience very slow transfer speeds both to and from my Dell server. When I say started, the only thing that has changed is that as of Sunday, we ...
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Copy programs from one disk to another

I wish to copy all data and progams from one disk (disk 1, e:) to another disk (disk 2, f:) and then rename the drive letter of disk 2 to e:. Will the programs which i copied from disk 1 to disk 2 ...
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Which file transfer protocols support server-side copying?

I'm wondering which file transfer protocols available on Linux support server-side copying (and doesn't internally download and reupload files). The simplest use case I have is for copying large files ...
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why copying take too long from my server to External drive [closed]

I don't understand why copying 244 GB of data from a Window server would be copying at the rate of 10.49KB/sec. The server RAM is 48 GB, Processor 2.19GHZ and hard drive of 1.75TB out which 491GB is ...
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rsync & source/dest & tar.gz beginner thing, too primitive for FAQs: [closed]

actually, I AM being ashame about my question (both parts of it) but could anyone help me with my problem? *) I have read how to use rsync BUT could anyone give me an example how to type it in? ...
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Creating a test database with copied data *and* its own data

I'd like to create a test database that each day is refreshed with data from the production database. BUT, I'd like to be able to create records in the test database and retain them rather than ...
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Robocopy to copy each source subfolder to different destination folder

I have a folder structure like this: Source C:\Data Data1_timestamp Data2_timestamp Data3_timestamp Data4_timestamp Destination D:\Data Data1 Data2 ...
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Robocopy's copy criteria when MINAGE and MAXAGE is specified

What attribute does Robocopy look at when applying the MINAGE and MAXAGE flags? Date created or updated? If a group of files is created and later one of them is updated, if I run Robocopy with a later ...
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Copying/syncing email from a live server over network

The scenario is as follows: Copying and then syncing from a live mail server via network(only) to another server. The mail server is live meaning that lots of files (mails) are being altered, ...
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Download big files from ESXi?

I want to move one of my vm guest between two ESXi servers. I can't do this with converter or Veaam FastSCP because I'm in another network and using this tools is extremly slow. So I'm trying to copy ...
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Windows SBS 2003 file transfers hang on write

CPU usage is ideal... as is everything else. It will start copying a file, say 700MB, then about 100MB in it will hang, and stop copying. It hangs for everyone else trying to access files on the ...
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Webmin Cluster Copy Protocol [closed]

Just toying with a clustered server farm for fun (as you do) and experimenting with Webmin and its 'clustered' modules. It has a feature that can copy files from one server to another on a repeating ...
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Copy a folder and all contents using group policy preferences?

I have used Group Policy Preferences to copy files to client computers many times. I can't figure out if it is possible to copy a single folder (including contents) to a client computer. Am I just ...
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What's the best program to use for copying 12TB of data onto 4 3TB hard drives on linux?

I have a 12TB enclosure that's filled with data (ext3). I'd like to make a copy of it, spanned across individual 3TB disks, each of which is readable on its own (no RAID or bonding). Ideally, I'd like ...
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How to copy junction points on Windows XP?

I have tried several different tools in order to be able to copy junction points on Windows XP but none of them copied the junction point as junction point. All programs I have tried so far are ...
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How can I copy a VHD image back to a physical disc?

It's quite easy to backup a real drive to VHD, e.g. with Sysinternal's Disk2VHD on XP or with Windows Image Backup on Windows 7. But how do I copy that file back? It's possible by booting a recovery ...
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Copying SQL Server 2005 Databases

We currently have a single SQL server (2005, on a Windows server 2003 machine) with 3 DBs on it that I would like to just straight copy so that I can run some test on them for an upgrade. I don't ...
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Ubuntu SCP copy stalls

I have problem copying files to cloud servers with SCP from my office. When I do scp of 17MB war file it says STALLED and then reconnect and again says stalled like the one below: #scp Desktop/myapp....
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Whats the best way to shuttle large files between many servers?

Im currently using scp, but it seems to become slower and slower every day. Im up to 30 servers, and I need to shuffle around 3-5k files per day, with the average size of 200-400MB. I used rsync ...
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Can you recommend a reliable file copying program that deals with file locking?

I'm looking for a file copying utility (for Windows) that will take into account file locking in the destination folder. The situation is we have multiple shares on multiple servers where our ...
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Copying Thousands of Files from a search result to one directory

I have a lot of identically named "data.xml" files on my system in different directories. A basic Windows search easily finds all of these. I would love to be able to do a search on these, find them, ...
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sql store procedures

i want to copy store procedures from one database to other database with different servers.. may i know how
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copy all *.mkv in subdirectories to parent directory

Roughly, I have a folder setup like this on a linux server: /show/season01/show01/shows01e01.mkv /show/season02/show01/shows02e01.mkv /show/season03/show01/shows03e01.mkv I want to eliminate the ...
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Tracking or auditing file copy

Everything that I know about programming tells me that this isn't a trivial task, but is there a way to track if something has been copied off a computer to an external drive? All I can find in ...
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Copying mounted/used big file

Do you know any Linux app which is able to copy mounted/used file? Similar behaviour to rebuilding RAID1 array - you can use master drive, while the second is rebuilding/mirroring content from the ...
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copying large directory with cp fills memory

We are using rsnapshot for backups. It uses hard links to efficiently store unchanged files, and rsyncs the changed files from servers. The hard linking part calls a command like this cp -al /...
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Parallel File Copy

I have a list of files I need to copy on a Linux system - each file ranges from 10 to 100GB in size. I only want to copy to the local filesystem. Is there a way to do this in parallel - with multiple ...
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Copying files locally on a network folder

I noticed that copying a large file from one location on a network drive to another location on the same network drive takes much longer than copying it locally. Instead of copying the file locally, ...
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Linux file copy with ETA?

I'm copying a large amount of files between disks. There's approximately 16 GB of data. I'd like to see progress information, and even an estimated time of completion from the command line. Any ...
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How to copy a 200GB file faster?

I got a 200GB .tgz file on server A(RHEL 5.2). I wanna transfer that file to server B (RHEL 5.3). Server B is on ESXi 4 Update1. Server B VM is with 4 vCPUs, with 10GB RAM. Both Server A and Server B ...
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Restore From Database instead of File

In searching the ServerFault for situations similar to mine, I can't find one. We have a "training" and a live database for an application. The "training" database is used for development and ...
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