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Replace all the old files without replaceing the New filees.

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I was away when a clien had a power problem. When I came I relaised some of the files were corrumpted but I didn't know how many.
I want to do a restore of all the old files that I knowed worked and not overwrite the files they have been working on. What it the best and saftest way to do that.
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by:stormist
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Does this forum answer your question?:

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/95707.html
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by:Rifraft
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No This is windws server 2003. I just want to make sure none of the new files with the same name don't get writen over. Is there as server untility.
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by:Sai Prasad Kinnera
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safest way i know of is to restore all the files of the folder/drive to alternate location using your backup/restore software, check how many files have been corrupted, this is longest process yet efficient one to track down corrupted files without overwriting current files.

i dont think their is any utility available.
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by:Rifraft
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No I can't do that becase I would be going through a  million files I know there are better ways than that.
joe
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You should be able to sort this out using robocopy from window server 2003 support tools (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/892777)
You again would need to restore everything to another directory but you can then run from the CLI, obviously take a backup before to be safe

robocopy <Source Dir> <Destination Dir> /copy:DATOU /E /XO /L /V

<Source Dir> Your backup
<Destination Dir> Your live data
/copy: D=Data, A=Attributes, T=Time Stamps, O=Owner Info, U-Auditing Info you can add S=Security but i never do due to the way our environment is set up but depending on your file security you might want this.
/E Sub Folders Inc. empty ones or /S subfolders
/XO excluding older files
/L Logging only - no data change will take place with this option
/V show skipped files - this should be a list of the files that have been modified since your crash

when you are happy drop the /L and /V

Hope that helps
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