Robocopy - Don't Enable Shares

Posted on 2013-11-23
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Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I am migrating a server over.  I want to copy over all data from \\SERV1\USERS to \\SERV2\USERS.  (I want security rights preserved, everything in subdirectories copied as well, etc).  On SERV1 it is a shared folder.  I don't want to share it YET on SERV2.  That way I can come in on Monday, and just copy over any changes and be good to go, then share those folders on the new server.

What is my robocopy command?

Thank you.
Question by:dougp23
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Mahesh earned 1200 total points
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Use below command

robocopy \\server1\share1 \\server2\share2 /e /zb /copyall /mir /sec /secfix /fp /log+:C:\log.txt

switches used:
 /e - copy all directory including empty once
/zb - use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup mode
/copyall - COPY ALL file info
/mir - MIRror a directory tree (equivalent to /E plus /PURGE)
/sec - copy files with SECurity (equivalent to /COPY:DATS)
/secfix - FIX file SECurity on all files, even skipped files
/fp - include Full Pathname of files in the output.
/log+ - output status to LOG file (append to existing log).

Replace souce and destination with actual once and chnage log file path if required.
Also if there is space in share folder name then enclose shared folder path in " " at both source and destination locations.

The command will ensure that folder gets copied along with all sub folders and files with all security permissions in recursive mode and generate log file for record.
After initial copy, when you run same command 2nd time it will just copy incremental changes

Please execute Robocopy command from win 7 SP1 or windows 2008 R2 SP1 with elevated command prompt


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