Robocopy help

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Cyborg, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    Hi,

    I'm trying to use robocopy on a Windows 2003 server to copy the last 2 weeks
    worth of most recent files in a folder called c:\temp to another server is
    this possible with robocopy? The C:\temp folder has new files added every
    night and I need to copy these somewhere else but also keep them in the
    C:\temp folder.

    If you have an example it will be very appreciated

    Thanks
     
    Cyborg, Jan 28, 2009
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  2. Firstly, make sure you've got the most recent version of robocopy (the W2003
    resource kit has that, I believe).

    I don't know the exact syntax you'd need to use, but typing robocopy /???
    will give you all the available parameters. Did you take a look at that?


    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows :: Version XP010
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Started : Wed Jan 28 11:35:57 2009

    Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination [file [file]...]
    [options]

    source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or
    \\server\share\path).
    destination :: Destination Dir (drive:\path or
    \\server\share\path).
    file :: File(s) to copy (names/wildcards: default is "*.*").

    ::
    :: Copy options :
    ::
    /S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.
    /E :: copy subdirectories, including Empty ones.
    /LEV:n :: only copy the top n LEVels of the source directory
    tree.

    /Z :: copy files in restartable mode.
    /B :: copy files in Backup mode.
    /ZB :: use restartable mode; if access denied use Backup
    mode.

    /COPY:copyflag :: what to COPY (default is /COPY:DAT).
    (copyflags : D=Data, A=Attributes, T=Timestamps).
    (S=Security=NTFS ACLs, O=Owner info, U=aUditing
    info).

    /SEC :: copy files with SECurity (equivalent to /COPY:DATS).
    /COPYALL :: COPY ALL file info (equivalent to /COPY:DATSOU).
    /NOCOPY :: COPY NO file info (useful with /PURGE).

    /PURGE :: delete dest files/dirs that no longer exist in
    source.
    /MIR :: MIRror a directory tree (equivalent to /E plus
    /PURGE).

    /MOV :: MOVe files (delete from source after copying).
    /MOVE :: MOVE files AND dirs (delete from source after
    copying).

    /A+:[RASHNT] :: add the given Attributes to copied files.
    /A-:[RASHNT] :: remove the given Attributes from copied files.

    /CREATE :: CREATE directory tree and zero-length files only.
    /FAT :: create destination files using 8.3 FAT file names
    only.
    /FFT :: assume FAT File Times (2-second granularity).
    /256 :: turn off very long path (> 256 characters) support.

    /MON:n :: MONitor source; run again when more than n changes
    seen.
    /MOT:m :: MOnitor source; run again in m minutes Time, if
    changed.

    /RH:hhmm-hhmm :: Run Hours - times when new copies may be started.
    /PF :: check run hours on a Per File (not per pass) basis.

    /IPG:n :: Inter-Packet Gap (ms), to free bandwidth on slow
    lines.

    ::
    :: File Selection Options :
    ::
    /A :: copy only files with the Archive attribute set.
    /M :: copy only files with the Archive attribute and reset
    it.
    /IA:[RASHCNETO] :: Include only files with any of the given Attributes
    set.
    /XA:[RASHCNETO] :: eXclude files with any of the given Attributes set.

    /XF file [file]... :: eXclude Files matching given names/paths/wildcards.
    /XD dirs [dirs]... :: eXclude Directories matching given names/paths.

    /XC :: eXclude Changed files.
    /XN :: eXclude Newer files.
    /XO :: eXclude Older files.
    /XX :: eXclude eXtra files and directories.
    /XL :: eXclude Lonely files and directories.
    /IS :: Include Same files.
    /IT :: Include Tweaked files.

    /MAX:n :: MAXimum file size - exclude files bigger than n
    bytes.
    /MIN:n :: MINimum file size - exclude files smaller than n
    bytes.

    /MAXAGE:n :: MAXimum file AGE - exclude files older than n
    days/date.
    /MINAGE:n :: MINimum file AGE - exclude files newer than n
    days/date.
    /MAXLAD:n :: MAXimum Last Access Date - exclude files unused since
    n.
    /MINLAD:n :: MINimum Last Access Date - exclude files used since
    n.
    (If n < 1900 then n = n days, else n = YYYYMMDD
    date).

    /XJ :: eXclude Junction points. (normally included by
    default).

    ::
    :: Retry Options :
    ::
    /R:n :: number of Retries on failed copies: default 1
    million.
    /W:n :: Wait time between retries: default is 30 seconds.

    /REG :: Save /R:n and /W:n in the Registry as default
    settings.

    /TBD :: wait for sharenames To Be Defined (retry error 67).

    ::
    :: Logging Options :
    ::
    /L :: List only - don't copy, timestamp or delete any
    files.
    /X :: report all eXtra files, not just those selected.
    /V :: produce Verbose output, showing skipped files.
    /TS :: include source file Time Stamps in the output.
    /FP :: include Full Pathname of files in the output.

    /NS :: No Size - don't log file sizes.
    /NC :: No Class - don't log file classes.
    /NFL :: No File List - don't log file names.
    /NDL :: No Directory List - don't log directory names.

    /NP :: No Progress - don't display % copied.
    /ETA :: show Estimated Time of Arrival of copied files.

    /LOG:file :: output status to LOG file (overwrite existing log).
    /LOG+:file :: output status to LOG file (append to existing log).

    /TEE :: output to console window, as well as the log file.

    /NJH :: No Job Header.
    /NJS :: No Job Summary.

    ::
    :: Job Options :
    ::
    /JOB:jobname :: take parameters from the named JOB file.
    /SAVE:jobname :: SAVE parameters to the named job file
    /QUIT :: QUIT after processing command line (to view
    parameters).
    /NOSD :: NO Source Directory is specified.
    /NODD :: NO Destination Directory is specified.
    /IF :: Include the following Files.
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jan 28, 2009
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  3. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    Thanks, I had a look at the /? switch but couldn't find what I required,
    I'll have another look.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
     
    Cyborg, Jan 28, 2009
    #3
  4. These switches look attractive:

    ::
    :: File Selection Options :
    ::
    /A :: copy only files with the Archive attribute set.
    /M :: copy only files with the Archive attribute and reset
    it.
    /IA:[RASHCNETO] :: Include only files with any of the given Attributes
    set.
    /XA:[RASHCNETO] :: eXclude files with any of the given Attributes set.

    /XF file [file]... :: eXclude Files matching given names/paths/wildcards.
    /XD dirs [dirs]... :: eXclude Directories matching given names/paths.

    /XC :: eXclude Changed files.
    /XN :: eXclude Newer files.
    /XO :: eXclude Older files.
    /XX :: eXclude eXtra files and directories.
    /XL :: eXclude Lonely files and directories.
    /IS :: Include Same files.
    /IT :: Include Tweaked files.

    /MAX:n :: MAXimum file size - exclude files bigger than n
    bytes.
    /MIN:n :: MINimum file size - exclude files smaller than n
    bytes.

    /MAXAGE:n :: MAXimum file AGE - exclude files older than n
    days/date.
    /MINAGE:n :: MINimum file AGE - exclude files newer than n
    days/date.
    /MAXLAD:n :: MAXimum Last Access Date - exclude files unused since
    n.
    /MINLAD:n :: MINimum Last Access Date - exclude files used since
    n.
    (If n < 1900 then n = n days, else n = YYYYMMDD
    date).


     
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jan 28, 2009
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