Posted on 2014-02-26
I believe I know the answer to this question but I want to make sure that the archive attribute of a file is purely used for backup management. I am robocopying a large amount of data in preparation for a move to a new server. Since there is so much data I am having to do this during business hours the day before so that during the actual setup of the new environment there will be limited waiting on data to be copied. My plan is to do a full copy today and a differential copy tomorrow to keep the data transfer delays to a minimum during the move. In doing this I will be using the /M switch to clear the archive attribute on the source data so that new data will be the only data with the archive attribute active.
This will have no effect on the users experience with the data, just purely be a back end tool for backups correct? Like I said, I am sure the answer is yes but want to make sure before I have some angry end users asking why they are having issues with certain files. Thanks