is safe to use hobocopy?

i want to back outlook files even them are open
is any way to do so?
robocopy helps?

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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
Robocopy will not copy open files.  You can set the retry mode /r:10 to retry 10 times and include a wait /w:5


Robocopy source  destination /r:10 /w:5

This will tell robocopy to copy from the source to destination and retry locked files 10 times and wait 5 seconds between retries.  If you don't put a retry count, robocopy will retry up to 1 million times with a 30 second wait
PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
One downside of robocopy is that it will stop on a locked file and retry the set number of times before it continues, that is why you might want to lower the retry count and maybe run the robocopy more often.  This way at least it will process the other unlocked files
ErnestoAuthor Commented:
is any way to achive to copy an open outlook file in command line?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, you will most likely damage the PST file if a copy actually succeeded while open. Always close Outlook first before trying to copy.

Lots of us keep Outlook open and minimized so waiting may not give you the required result.

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PberSolutions ArchitectCommented:
There isn't really a way to copy an open file.  As John mentioned, you risk corrupting it.  Is this a corporate environment or just a single or a few PC's?

If may be easy to do something simple for a few machines, but a large number would be harder.

You may be able to add a script or process with a filewatcher that would be invoked when the file is closed.
ErnestoAuthor Commented:
ok, i understand
tsm you guys
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@edo60  - You are very welcome and I was happy to assist you.
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