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I am using xxcopy to clone a drive onto a backup disk which is damaged. I want to know which files failed in the copy. How do I save the output of this operation.

I am using the command: xxcopy G:\ H:\Gbackup /clone
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Lee W, MVP earned 1000 total points
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You should be able to do it by redirecting output -

xxcopy G:\ H:\Gbackup /clone > xxcopy.log 2>&1

or errors only:
xxcopy G:\ H:\Gbackup /clone 2> xxcopy-errors.log
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by:cornell256
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actually, I don't see the log. where does it get written to?
(G is a damaged disk so I don't want to write it there).
Thanks if you get this additional question!
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by:Lee W, MVP
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It gets written to the folder where the command was executed from.  For example,

if you run the command from C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator, then that's where the log should be.

You can specify where you want it stored by adding a path - for example:
      
xxcopy G:\ H:\Gbackup /clone 2>C:\xxcopy.log
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thanks so much!
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