Powershell Paralell Processing

Hi All,

I am trying to copy files using emcopy - similar to robocopy, via powershell parallel processing, I have written the two scripts below and they both fail. one is with background jobs and the other via workflows. Please help!

workflow copyfiles {


$copy=@(@{source="\\sreadvfile01\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"}, @{source="\\sreadvfile02\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"},@{source="\\sreadvfile03\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"}) 

ForEach -Parallel  ($m in $copy) {

$DateFormat = 'yyyy-MM-dd_HH-mm'

write-host  "Copying $($m['source']) to $($m['destination'])"

.\emcopy64.exe $($m['source']) $($m['destination']) /o /s /de /secforce /cm md5 /r:1 /w:1 /c /log:$($m['destination'])_$($DateFormat).txt


}



}

}

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$copy=@(@{source="\\sreadvfile01\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"}, @{source="\\sreadvfile02\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"},@{source="\\sreadvfile03\c$\testemcopy";destination="\\W10000601\C$\testemcopy_1"}) 

ForEach  ($m in $copy) {

$DateFormat = 'yyyy-MM-dd_HH-mm'



start-job -scriptblock {

write-host  "Copying $($m['source']) to $($m['destination'])"

.\emcopy64.exe $($m['source']) $($m['destination']) /o /s /de /secforce /cm md5 /r:1 /w:1 /c /log:$($m['destination'])_$($DateFormat).txt

} -name CopyJob_$m | out-null


}

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Thank you in advance.
Kelly GarciaSenior Systems AdministratorAsked:
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Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
I know this is tagged as PowerShell but if you want you can use my CommandThreader tool
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/30139/How-to-thread-single-threaded-applications.html
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Britt ThompsonSr. Systems EngineerCommented:
You need to add your command parameters to a separate variable and pass them like so -

$ArgList = "$($m['source']) $($m['destination']) /o /s /de /secforce /cm md5 /r:1 /w:1 /c /log:$($m['destination'])_$($DateFormat).txt"
Start-Process -FilePath .\emcopy64.exe -ArgumentList $ArgList -Verb RunAs

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