Robocopy Bliss

I cannot count the number of times I log into a Windows server and find a tool installed that synchronizes the directories. Why, when we have robocopy?

 

Common usage examples:

Dry run, recursive, keep existing, retry once, wait 1 second to retry:

robocopy "\\fileserver-1\share$" "\\fileserver-NEW\share$" /XX /R:1 b/W:1 /E /L"

After the Dry run, if all looks well, drop the “/L” flag:

robocopy "\\fileserver-1\share$" "\\fileserver-NEW\share$" /XX /R:1 b/W:1 /E /L"

 

Robocopy allows you to mirror, replace, keep permissions, etc…

 

We will throw in more examples as we come across real world applications!

 

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