troubleshooting Question

backing up/copy/robocopy? +100 .unreferenced folders and content

Avatar of rob_hoover
rob_hooverFlag for United States of America asked on
Storage SoftwareWindows BatchMicrosoft Legacy OS
2 Comments1 Solution589 ViewsLast Modified:
Hi, I have over 100 folders in our Windchill database under a structure similar to the following.

c:\ptc\filevault\companyname\_Folder_1\.unreferenced
c:\ptc\filevault\companyname\_Folder_2\.unreferenced
c:\ptc\filevault\companyname\_Folder_3\.unreferenced

each of these 124 folders contains thousands of files with unique names, w/o extensions with 2.2 million files in total.
need to copy them to a mapped drive;

x:\unreffed

and recreate the files and directory structure beneath the unreffed folder.

I am able to robocopy the directory structure but NOT the contents of the folders when I mapped a drive on another server and attempt to copy from the local drive to the mapped network drive.  I have tried to use wildcards ** to select JUST these folders among the hundreds of others using BackupExec 10 also to no avail --can't get them to select them.  I need to maintain the folder structure so that the .unreferenced folders all aren't thrown on top of each other into a SINGLE folder.  I know explorer has issues with folders starting with a . period...but I thought robocopy would work? Servers are 2003 std (source) and 2008 R2  (destination) Any help appreciated.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros