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Is there a size limit when copying with Xcopy (old Dos command)

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Does anyone know if there is a size limit to the amount you can copy at one time using X-copy.  Right now I have a script copying about 20 gig at a time using the old dos command X-copy on a Windows 2003 server.

I need to copy about 500 gig in one batch now.  I read in the documentation that you can copy whole drives with it, but couldn't find a size limit, if there is one.

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Agree no limits, however have you considered using RoboCopy? It's available for free with the Windows resource kit. It is a little more robust and versatile.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en
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Thanks ebarrouk.
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