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Robocopy problem with Maximum setlocal recursion.

Posted on 2007-03-26
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When running Robocopy to copy files from one share to another I receive the following output.  

"Maximum setlocal recursion level reached".

This output runs continuously until I manually kill the job.

I have tried the following robocopy script straight from DOS and also thru a bat file.

robocopy \\server\mysqlbackups f:\MYSQL *.* /MOV

What would cause this?



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Question by:bta-nsg
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by:sirbounty
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what if you try it without the *.* (it's assumed anyway)
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by:bta-nsg
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Same error after removing *.*
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by:rindi
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what happens if you stop sql services before doing the copy?
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by:bta-nsg
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After stopping SQL services the same problem exists.
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by:sirbounty
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What if you limit the file specs to a certain you type?
Instead of *.* use *.txt (or some other spec)
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by:rindi
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Try:

robocopy "\\server\mysqlbackups" "f:\MYSQL" *.* /MOV

Also replace \\server with \\IPAddress if you haven't already tried that.
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You've probably named the script itself "robocopy.bat" or "robocopy.cmd" (or have a script with that name around somewhere), so the script calls itself instead of robocopy.exe. Either specify the full path and name to robocopy.exe in the script, or rename the script.
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by:sirbounty
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Yep - I figured that was it when I saw your post oBdA...good call! :^)
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