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best way to backup a large emc sourceone email archive

I'm running out of space on my main backup platform
I have a email archive folder around 10tb
would I be able to use robocopy or similar to backup this to a nas drive or separate storage
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Actually

If you don't entirely know how to use robocopy, have a look at Rich copy, it's a GUI for robocopy and you can then set your mirror

otherwise

Robocopy source destination /R:5 /w:10 /mir
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I'd leave the retry as is but yeah, the wait time is a bit high I guess.
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You can always run the robocopy again.  The retry will delay all the other files from copying, if a file is locked in use.  It's better to skip the retries and just rerun the robocopy, especially on the very first pass on 10 TB of data.
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hi

i dont want to move it i just want to back it up
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Robocopy doesn't "move" the files unless you add the option to delete files at the source after you copy.
the /MOV switch would do that
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sorry the move was in reply to andyalder
why do you want to use robocopy?  it's not faster than a normal copy
Not for the initial copy, but if you get interrupted, it's a simple thing to run it again and not have to copy previously copied files in large data sets.