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Posted on 2011-09-26
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We have a vb.net application to backup data in our server , but when the files are copied the permissions will not be retained.
Can anyone let me know how to copy data in VB.NET and retain the permissions.
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Hi
you can use robocopy for your program !

Example :
Process.Start("ROBOCOPY", "ROBOCOPY source destination /MIR  /SEC")

have a look to the post below how to run robocopy !
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/2003_Server/Q_22041945.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+ntf+permiss+robocopi

http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
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and running DOS command in VB.NET
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/Visual_Basic.NET/Q_21952833.html?sfQueryTermInfo=1+10+30+command+do+run+vb.net
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Example :
Process.Start("ROBOCOPY", "source destination /MIR  /SEC")
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thanks for the reply..
Can it be done using GetAccessControl() and SetAccessControl()?
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well nothing is impossible (you need to extract user/group setting one by one , set the output  to a variable and then apply this variable to destination location ), but i never did this via GetAccess/SetAccess because there is easy and fast methods are exist for this

their is one windows command xcopy which can do same thing for you
Example :
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7520389/how-to-make-vbscript-copy-permissions-along-with-files
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I had used xcopy for backup.. but it gave me some errors.
So, Can i copy only the permissions using xcopy?
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no you can not copy only permissions using xcopy (xcopy will copy data and permissions together )

but if you  just want to copy folder  permissions then you can use xcacls command

how to use xcalcs.vbs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825751

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