Backup/Restore Copy/Paste by date

We recently did a massive multi server conversion upgrade. We used Acronis to Backup/Restore the data from the old servers to the new.

Being an insurance company we tend to keep old data years back where there look things up by date. The problem I discovered about a week later is that during the Acronis restore (first time to use Acronis) unless you tell it to retain the original dates it restored everything with the current date.

I restored again correctly to an ext hard drive so that I could copy and paste it to it's original location.. that's no problem. The problem is since a week has passed by some files have been updated since the original restore, therefore if I copy/paste it will want to over write everything.

How can I copy/paste by date? Somehow where I can state anything after 4/16/10 gets over writen anything else doesnt.

I'm trying to avoid going file by file... uggh it would take me forever.
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B HCommented:
can you say in one sentance, what you would tell your server to do, if it were voice activated.  based on how you say it i can show you how to do it
B HCommented:
i think you want this, but not sure:
xcopy x:\source\root y:\destination\root /D:4-16-10 /E /C /H /R /X /Y

note: if you want to run that without changing anything, just to see what would be copied, you can do this:

xcopy x:\source\root y:\destination\root /D:4-16-10 /E /C /H /R /X /Y /L > filelist.txt
then open filelist.txt in notepad and check it out

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You can't change the date stamp without recopying every file that you copied previously.  In future do NOT use acronis -- it is one of the worst programs I have ever seen for backup -- it has built in assumptions that are totally ridiculous for the needs of backup and reinstall.
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Using a file comparision and synchronization tool would work well for this scenario. I have had good success with Heatsoft Advanced Directory Comparision and Synchronization (ACDS) software.

Good luck and post your updated comments.
Floyd_DroidAuthor Commented:
This worked out great
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