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I wanted to copy a certain folder with lots of child folders and different permissions from one server shared resource to another server with more shared resource space.  I am thinking that RoboCopy is best for this process.  I want to make sure it copies all root and child contents with the same exact permissions.  

I just downleaded Microsoft Robocopy gui on the target server.  for the source path i used \\servername\folder and target path d:\folder.  clicked on copy options tab and checked /s, /sec, /move and /copyall.  Clicked on run and it immediately said, job finished but only copied 1/2 the contents.  I thought it was still running in the background so i waited.  

1.  is there a way to see a progress bar?  i saw lots of articles reprogamming the program.
2.  I waited a while and it seems to have gotten stuck and did not move the whole thing.  does it not like the \\servername\folder?  does it prefer a mapped drive?
working on Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003Windows OSMicrosoft Legacy OS

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madhatter5501

8/22/2022 - Mon
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If you use the CLI with the "/V" you can see whats being copied as it copied. You may need to use the /B (copy in backup mode) copy filess the account running ROBOCOPY does not have access to..
You can use the /L option to test what woould be copied.
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i used the command line before as well and have been successful doing so.  i dont remember the progress status thou.  The GUI is nice cause it explains all the switches by running the mouse over it. I just dont like the no status thing.  

do i have to map the source and/or destination or could i just use \\computerA?

example:  robocopy D:\USERDATA \\computerA\userdata /e /copyall /move

or does it have to be robocopy d:\userdata e:\userdata /e /copyall /move?

command line or GUI?  
madhatter5501

you should be able to to use the UNC path

robocopy /e /copyall /move d:\userdata \\computera\userdata

but if for whatever reason it doesn't work, you can easily map the drives and run

robocopy /e /copyall /move d:\userdata e:\userdata
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