xxcopy freezes when copying 3 million files
Posted on 2008-06-09
I am copying 3 million files from one USB external hard drive to another USB external had drive. I had xxcopy run overnight on my machine, and this morning the computer was frozen (black screen, but the mouse icon is still movable). I had to reboot the computer to bring it live again.
The command I use is: xxcopy d:\folder\ e:\folder\ /CLONE
It looks like xxcopy stopped at about half million files copied. My computer is Windows XP pro, with 2GB memeroy. There are still enough free space on hard drives. CHKDSK does not find any issue.
I suspect it is because xxcopy consumes too much system resources. Is there a workaround? I am not experienced at xxcopy at all.
So far I have tried XXCOPY, Robocopy, SyncBackSE, and Acronis TrueImage to copy these files. They all stop at some point, and could not finish the whole task. I could not tell what caused the problem. In Windows Explore, the files look fine.
Thank you for your advice!