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Robocopy parameters.

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Hello,

I need to create two bat jobs to run robo copy between two file shares.  

The first job will run every hour to copy differential data from Mon to Thursday.  The second job will run on Friday to mirror data.

Can someone advise the parameters I should use?  I would like to try the below but not sure if any parameter(s) should be added also.  

Thanks.

Hourly differential job
ROBOCOPY \\sourceserver\share \\destserver\share /s /e /xo

Weekly Miirror job
ROBOCOPY \\sourceserver\share \\destserver\share /s /e /mir
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Thanks.  So, Robocopy \\SourceServer\Share \\DestinationServer\Share /e will copy only differential by default?
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Always include /XO so that if destination is updated, source do not overwrite it
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Yes.

Shaun, why exclude older files(/xo)
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Ahhh ok i get it. Right can be modified and should replicate from right to left during the mirror. Nice! Didnt think of that.

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