Solved

Robocopy - Don't Enable Shares

Posted on 2013-11-23
1
574 Views
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.
0
Comment
Question by:dougp23
1 Comment
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 300 total points
ID: 39671791
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

Mahesh
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Redirected folders in a windows domain can be quite useful for a number of reasons, one of them being that with redirected application data, you can give users more seamless experience when logging into different workstations.  For example, if a use…
Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

679 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question