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Best way to synchronise two folders on Windows Servers

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Hi - I have two servers.

Legacy server: Windows Server 2003 Web Server
New server: Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition

The legacy server has a folder full of media files in sub-folders that I want to synchronise with the new server. Currently about 1TB worth.

What's the best way to do this reliably on this platform? Don't mind doing a Robocopy or similar.

Definitely need them to be synced in a few days time, maybe it would be good to start running it now and then do some refresher 'sweeps'?

Thanks in advance
BH
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Robocopy is your best, simplest choice.
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Use Karen's replicator. You can have it "sync" at certain times.
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Any chance of some detail into Robocopy switches for doing it? Thanks.
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Robocopy is pretty well documented.  You might want to use the /R:retries and /LOG:logfilename switches.

You'll end up with something like:
ROBOCOPY source destination /E /COPYALL /R:50 /LOG:logfilename
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Thanks guys
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