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Eseutil correct syntax

Correct syntax using eseutil /y to copy priv1.edb to mapped network drive ASAP Please!!
Priv1 is located C:\prog files\exchsrvr\mdbdata
want to copy to Q:\admin
exchng

Please!!!!
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David WilhoitSenior Consultant, ExchangeCommented:
there is no /y that I can find....nor have I ever seen. why are you not just using any copy utility?
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BansheeAuthor Commented:
When you type esutil /? in exchange 2003, /y is listed as a copy command. An exchange guru I know told me that to be safe I should use this switch to copy the file
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David WilhoitSenior Consultant, ExchangeCommented:
interesting, I've never used it, nor do I see any documentation on it in the MSKB....ok, finally see a reference but no syntax. Usually, it would look like this:

eseutil /y <full path to the database file> <full path to the network drive>

After the path to the database file is entered, I'd experiment with using "-", ">" or just a space after the full path, see what works.
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Exchange_AdminCommented:
I would think that this would be the proper syntax:
ESEUTIL /Y "C:\prog files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb" Q:\admin\priv1.edb

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BansheeAuthor Commented:
That worked great, I found out later that the /y command verifies the integrity of the backup. Since I was backing up over a network connection, I needed the extra precaution of the verification that my data integrity was intact.
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Exchange_AdminCommented:
In earlier versions of Exchange you could copy large Exchange (and other ) files using ESEFILE (I think, it has been awhile). It was explained to me that the reason to use ESEFILE as opposed to a COPY was that it was faster. I never really tested it out though.

Glad you got it working.
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