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Robocopy command - copy changes

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Hi

I want to use robocopy to copy files from one drive to another, but i only need to copy the changes. Is that possible with robocopy?

Also i want to do it multi threated if possible. I know the /mt:128 but aint working on ther server 2003 im doing all this on.

there are many links on google, but cant seem to find one that actually does this?

/Danni
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by:DamjanDemsar
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robocopy reference
/xo  for example excludes older files
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robocopy <source> <destination> /mir

That will create a mirrored copy. So when run a second time, will just copy changed files
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by:dannibach
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hey both...

thanks for the answers.

i  am little afraid to use the MIR again cause somewhere it said that MIR would delete files as well?

/Danni
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by:DamjanDemsar
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if you delete files on source /mir deletes same files on target

if you do not want this use /e /xo
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by:crash2000
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It does delete files in the destination that are no longer in the source. But will not delete source files.

or Damjam idea
robocopy <source> <destination> /xo /e
will copy over new files and directories only
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by:dannibach
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fantastic guys. thx
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Glad to help

Mark
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