robocopy switches: copying data drive from old server/old domain to new server/new domain
Posted on 2013-11-11
I'm replacing a server 2003 standard edition with 2012 standard edition. Do I want to use /SEC for this copy? I don't think so because the new server is a fresh domain and none of the users/groups will match anyways. So I'm thinking the switches should look like this:
robocopy \\ServerOld\D$\Data D:\ /E /B /COPY:DAT /R:1 /W:1
Once the data is on the new server, I'm expecting it to inherit the permissions of the parent folder I'm copying to, then from there I can set them as I need for the new environment. Is this what will happen?
Regarding the retry and wait flags, does the "1" mean ONE retry, wait 1 second? I don't want to be waiting around for 1 million retries. What's reasonable here?
Finally, is there a way to get it to write a log ONLY for failures? Thanks!