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I need to copy files to a new server in a new domain - there is not and will not be a trust established between domains.  We will be creating new user accounts and new NTFS permissions in the new domain.  I just want to copy files on the 2008 file server from the old domain, to the 2008 file server, currently on a work group, to a new domain. I want to lose permissions also.  

In addition, how can I exclude a particular file from being copied over, in this case *.pst files.  I'm thinking the below command should work, thoughts?

robocopy "\\SOURCESERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" "\\DESTINATIONSERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /DAT /xf *.pst  /log:c:\shared_script.txt
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robocopy "\\SOURCESERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" "\\DESTINATIONSERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /copy:DAT /xf *.pst  /log:c:\shared_script.txt

seems to have worked for me - my other question - I'm doing the initial copy, but what syntax do I enter to just copy changes only so when I re-run it again it doesn't copy all the files again?
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Change /DAT to /copy:DAT (or leave it out; /copy:DAT is the default if not specified), and add /np (to prevent control characters from cluttering the log file) and maybe /TEE (to show progress on the console while logging):
robocopy.exe "\\SOURCESERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" "\\DESTINATIONSERVER\f$\Shares\Shared" /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /copy:DAT /xf *.pst /np /tee /log:c:\shared_script.txt

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Note that robocopy has an /L switch, which tells it to just pretend to copy.
Note, too, that robocopy will by default only copy files that aren't in the target folder yet, so you can just run the same command several times to update the target.
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