robocopy

Oh dear experts

I want robocopy this


robocopy.exe E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.LIPSA\MSSQL\Backup\  f:\Bases\  /e /r:0 /w:0

do not work
please you guys!
ErnestoAsked:
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Bill PrewCommented:
Robocopy doesn't like a backslash at the end of a quoted path, try this:

robocopy.exe "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.LIPSA\MSSQL\Backup"  "f:\Bases"  /e /r:0 /w:0

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~bp
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Assuming that the paths are correct on E; and F:, the problem is probably that there are spaces in the E; folder name, so you need quotes around it. In other words:
robocopy.exe "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.LIPSA\MSSQL\Backup\"  f:\Bases\  /e /r:0 /w:0

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Regards, Joe
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
says no destination??
regards
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ErnestoAuthor Commented:
Oh you guys
tsm!!
regards
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
The syntax of robocopy is:
ROBOCOPY source destination [file [file]...] [options]

So if it says no destination, that likely means there's no F: drive, because even if \Bases\ doesn't exist, it would create the folder on the F: drive — if there is one!

Please post a screenshot of the command prompt where you are issuing the robocopy.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> Robocopy doesn't like a backslash at the end of a quoted path

Bill,
Robocopy is perfectly fine with a backslash at the end:

robocopy with backslashes
The quotes were the problem, not the backslashes! Regards, Joe

Update: Oops! Turns out that backslashes are ok at the end of non-quoted paths but are not ok at the end of quoted paths. Talk about weird! My apologies, Bill, you are correct. That said, my comment about the quotes was at least half of the problem — and half of the solution. :)

So note that this also works:
robocopy.exe "E:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.LIPSA\MSSQL\Backup"  f:\Bases\  /e /r:0 /w:0

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That is, a backslash at the end of f:\Bases\ — but no quotes! Cheers, Joe
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