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Robocopy Directory Permissions

Hi,

We currently use Robocopy to archive files from our live file server to an archive server for files/folders that are older than a year old. For some reason the /SEC parameter hasn't always been a success, in particular on the folder permissions. Is there a way I can use Robocopy to compare folder permissions of the live server and mirror them to the archived version without actually copying folders?

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dlb6597

8/22/2022 - Mon
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partnershipdev

I have just tried this but it is ignoring any permissions I deliberately add to the live folder to test, and keeping whatever permissions the folder has on the archive server.
oBdA

Are you only testing this with the source folder? I've noticed that robocopy seems to have problems copying the ACLs from the root to the target folder; subfolders will then be processed as expected.
Which version of robocopy are you using?
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partnershipdev

We're using XP010 according to the text output. I will try to move up a level in the subfolders and let you know my findings. Thanks for your help thus far.
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partnershipdev

Okay, it is only processing the top level folders and not subfolders, is it /S to include subfolders or something similar?
oBdA

D'oh. Yes. I was so concentrating on excluding files ...
dlb6597

some older versions of robocopy had a /SECFIX switch that would only copy permissions to the destination.
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