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Using Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, I am trying to copy all the files and folders from \\Source\Atlanta to \\Target\Atlanta.  Using Robocopy, what would be the command/switches I use?  I tried

robocopy \\source\atlanta \\target\atlanta /e /mir /xa:h /r:10 /w:10

the files copied but the security permissions did not.  I inserted /sec and still security permissions didn't copy.  I built a server for our Atlanta office so I need to copy the Atlanta shares to the Atlanta server then ship the server to Atlanta.  I would like to try the command now, then do it again the day before I ship it which could be 2 weeks from now.  please help
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by:Wilder_Admin
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The best is to use a gui in front of robocopy makes your life easier. http://yarcgui.wilkes.es/ only as a example.
In the gui all options are explained.
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Try:

robocopy \\source\atlanta \\target\atlanta /e /copyall /mir /xa:h /r:10 /w:10

Edit:  Here's the explanation of why /SEC didn't work for you:

/SEC will only copy Data, Attributes and Times Stamps.  /Copyall will do what you're looking for.

See this:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145.aspx
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by:Emmanuel Adebayo
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Hi

robocopy \\source\atlanta \\target\atlanta /MIR /E /Z /LOG:C:\Robocopylog.txt /TEE /R:2 /W:0

/MIR Mirrors a directory tree
/E Copies all subdirectories including empty ones.
/Z Copies files in restartable mode (that is, restarts the copy process from the point of failure).
/LOG: Generates a log file name robocopylog.txt
/TEE Logs to file as well as to the console
/R:0 Number of times to retry copying a locked file
/W:0 Time in between retry attempts

For more information, browse to http://www.giveandtake638.com/it-system-administration/use-robocopy-movemigrate-foldersdirectoryies-one-server-another-another-location

Regards
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by:Robert S
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wilder admin gui is good too but I don't like to install any unnecessary stuff on the server, I don't wanna run this command from a desktop/laptop

Amac81 I received an error message ERROR: you do not have the manage auditing user right.  You need this to copy auditing information.  I am logged in as an admin

Emmanuel files did copy I drilled down a few folders and checked security and security doesn't match the source.  these 2 servers are in the same domain.
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by:amac81
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That is odd if you're admin, but try this without the copyall (thus without the Auditing info)

robocopy \\source\atlanta \\target\atlanta /e /copy:DATSO /mir /xa:h /r:10 /w:10
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