Robocopy not quite working for 1 million files
Posted on 2014-11-14
Robocopy has been one of my favorite tools for about 15 years. However, in this case, it is not quite finishing the job.
I need to copy close to a million files totaling 10 GB from a remote SAMFS share to local Windows folder.
This is what I used:
Robocopy K:\ D:\Target\images\stills\ /E /COPY:DAT /R:0 /W:1 /NP /TEE /Log+:C:\temp\Robustcopy.log
(K: is mapped to remote SAMFS share.)
About half of the files got copied and then the process terminated on its own. The log file only showed the header. Thinking the log file may be getting too bulky, I removed "/NP /TEE /Log+:C:\temp\Robustcopy.log" and now the console only shows the initial screen (Started: Source: Dest: Files: Options:) and no name of any files. Cannot know if there is any progress or not.
How may I see progress of copying? Are these files too many for Robocopy? What other tool may be used? (This is production environment.) Thanks.