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On a Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 server (x64 obviously since it is R2) - Trying to use Robocopy to copy all files, folders and ACLs from C:\folder1 to C:\folder2 and using the /copyall switch. Everything seems to copy fine will all files, folder, etc... Except for the top level folder permissions on C:\folder2 which appear to inherit the permissions from the root of C: or something.  I requested the Microsoft Hotfix 979808, but when I try to install that x64 based Hotfix it says something like 'This hotfix does not apply to your system.'   Just for kicks I tried the x86 version of the hotfix and it gave the same error.

Any help on how I could either get Robocopy to work or how I could make an indentical backup of a folder to includes all files, subfolders, and ACLs and share permissions would be greatly appreciated.

TIA ...
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Use the /MIR (Mirror) switch in robocopy if you can.
Note: /MIR will delete files on the destination that do not exist on the source.
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Yes, this worked - thanks !!
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