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hi i have a customer who backs up using tape every night. they also have a spare server and would like to copy the data to that server at night as an extra backup. xcopy takes too long and is still running in the morning. is there any other way to do this??
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excellent thanks
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hi

i have created a batch file for testing

robocopy c:\web c:\test /s /e

if i run it from the command prompt it runs in 2-3 seconds, if i kick off the batch file it goes on for ages and i just stop it

any ideas why
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Not without looking at the batch...
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by:mikeleahy
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that is the bath line

robocopy c:\web c:\test /s /e
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That's all that's in the batch?
Try adding the /log:C:\LogFile.txt
option to the end.
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im just doing a test like
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If that's all that's in the batch, then you 'may' see an error on the console - if not, then using the log option will put the data into a file for examination (in case you have @echo off in your batch).
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doesnt work
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if not using batch files, is there any other way i can scheduly a robocopy
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by:sirbounty
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From a command line...

schtasks /create /ru USERNAME /rp PASSWORD /sc Daily /st 01:00:00 /tn RC_Copy /tr "cmd /c robocopy c:\source c:\target /s" <Enter>
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