Robocopy - stuck on bogus files.. can I skip whilst running

Posted on 2013-06-03
Last Modified: 2013-06-03

I have the wait 30 seconds on a robocopy thats done many many gigs.

Can I just skip current file as its NOT open.. its a rubbish error. I have not set max retries, just went with:
robocopy <source> <destination> /e /zb /dcopy:T /sec /copyall

Don't want to do again as I assume robocopy does not start where it was terminated.

Many thanks in advance.. I am against the wire.. so look forward to a quick response.

Cheers T
Question by:roycasella
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by:Tony Giangreco
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use the XF file to ignore it.

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ID: 39217633
But I am already running and it is stuck. I'm familair with xf switch.

I don't want to cancel and start again.

How do I get around this without losing the 5 hours already invested in it. (I have 4x running... 2x are stuck).


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by:Tony Giangreco
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I've never seen any method of modifying a running robocopy job without killing it, updating the script and rerunning it.

We run robocopy jobs nightly over USB 3.0 connections moving over 400 gigs of backup files within 1.5 hours.  I suggest upgrading your connections. It may shorten all future run times.
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ID: 39217647
What happens if I end... can I then start and it will contionue or skip everything already done.
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Tony Giangreco earned 500 total points
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Yes, it should skip over all files that have already been copied or are duplicate.

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ID: 39217678
I was able to unlock the file in the end with an unlocking util... so Robocopy is still going so cannot test if I can skip etc...
However, take your word for it.. Thanks for the response

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Assuming answer correct as I resolved issue myself via a different method.

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