[SASAG] Robo Copy

Clifford Miller cmiller at washingtonheartcare.org
Fri Apr 10 11:36:42 PDT 2009

>> There is also a new tool called RichCopy, which looks fairly useful 
>> even if it does use a gui. I haven't used it so can't comment further

If you don't hate GUI's there's one for Robo too - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2006.11.utilityspotlight.aspx.

Once you're familiar with the switches you'll never bother with it.  Set up a few scripts for the options you most commonly use and keep them around for other jobs (also handy for automatically logging your output and re-running if you do run into problems with the job).

The only semi-pitfall I can think of is to always manually set the retry and wait options based on what you're copying if you need to be sure the job completes in a certain timeframe. You may not want it to wait the default 30 secs per try @ 100 tries per file (if I remember them correctly) for every inaccessible file in 1000 user directories when instead you could just have it skip those files and get the bulk of the job done as quickly as possible. 

Best Regards,


>> On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 09:31,  <eric at kahklen.com> wrote:
>>> I have a new file server and need to copy data from the old file 
>>> server while hopefully keeping all the directory and file permissions intact.
>>> Both servers are running Windows 2003 server.  Has anyone used Robo
>> Copy?
>>> Any pitfalls to watch out for? or other solutions you might recommend?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Eric
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