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Powershell | copy files from fileshare to NAS with no security or security information

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Hey EE,

What would be the command for this? I would like for it to copy multiple folders with in a location without security information, permissions and it need to keep the timestamps as the source destination has.


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Company A bought company B

Company B has a fileserver that company A would like transfered to new DC/FileServer on the same network on IPSec tunnel. Trying to use Robocopy to perform the transfer.
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Question by:MacGyver80
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If you need to copy a single folder tree, only robocopy is needed:
robocopy \\srcserver\share \\dstserver\share /s /COPY:DAT

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If you need to supply multiple folders, a batch file or PowerShell works (here shown for PowerShell as requested):
"folder1", "folder2", "folder3\subfolder" | % { robocopy \\srcserver\share\$_ \\dstserver\share\$_ /s /COPY:DAT }

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/COPY:DAT is the default option, so we would not need to add that to the command. It says "copy attributes: data, attributes, timestamp". Security and owner info will not be maintained.
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by:Raheman M. Abdul
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Try this:
$srcpath = 'D:\sourcePath'
$dstpath = 'D:\destinationPath'
$files = Get-ChildItem $srcpath

foreach ($srcfile in $files)
 {
  # Build destination file path
  $dstfile = [io.FileInfo]($dstpath, '\', $srcfile.name -join '')

  # Copy the file
  Copy-Item $srcfile.FullName $dstfile.FullName

  # Make sure file was copied and exists before copying over properties/attributes
  if ($dstfile.Exists) 
  {
    $dstfile.CreationTime = $srcfile.CreationTime
    $dstfile.LastAccessTime = $srcfile.LastAccessTime
    $dstfile.LastWriteTime = $srcfile.LastWriteTime
    $dstfile.Attributes = $srcfile.Attributes
    
  }
}

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by:MacGyver80
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Thanks Olemo. Forgot to mention that I need a log output as well.

Sorry
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by:MacGyver80
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Also, getting a "access Denied" on the transfers.
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by:Qlemo
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RoboCopy has /LOG:filename or /LOG+:filename for logging into a text file.
Did you use a single-folder RoboCopy, or the PS script with multiple folders? Are you able to create the remote folder(s) manually?
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by:MacGyver80
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Thank you QLemo, you definitely led me int he right direction.  However, I didn't want security information or attributes so in the command, I had to omit /Copy:DATS to /Copy:DT.

Thanks again!
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by:Qlemo
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I did not recommend DATS,  only DAT, and leaving out attributes was not part of the question. Based on the info I provided even that change was obvious. All in all no reason for a B grade.
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