Tool to move files between dates

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest


    I need to archive files from one server to another that are between certain
    dates and if possible keep permissions, is there such a tool?
    Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008
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  2. Yes, robocopy.exe.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 3, 2008
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  3. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    So I can move anything modified between certain dates! I see there is a gui
    version too.

    Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008
  4. I'm not familiar with the GUI version but you can certainly
    define dates in the command line version.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 3, 2008
  5. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    THe command line is better, I can't see a switch to move only modified dates
    say 1999 to 2005, don't suppose you have an example?

    robocopy.exe F:\Archive\ "R:\Users" /E /COPYALL /MOVE
    Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008
  6. You need to wade through the detailed help file - the "maxage"
    and "minage" would be prime candidates!
    robocopy d:\temp d:\Tue *.txt /maxage:180 /minage:60
    There is a "move" switch too.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 3, 2008
  7. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    Couple of questions what does the *.txt do you added?

    /maxage:180 /minage:60= does this mean you will move files that have not
    been modified and are between 6 months and 2 months old?
    Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008
  8. Cyborg

    Cyborg Guest

    Seems /minage: is the one I need but i can't use more the 1900 days is this
    Cyborg, Jun 3, 2008
  9. I quote from the helpfile:
    /MINLAD:n :: MINimum Last Access Date - exclude files used since
    (If n < 1900 then n = n days, else n = YYYYMMDD
    If this is insufficient then you need to translate "n days" into
    an actual date of the form YYYYMMDD.

    About your other questions:
    It means what it says: It copies .txt files only.
    I actually ran a test to confirm this behaviour before replying
    to your post. I urge you to do the same - it will increase your
    confidence level that the command really works.
    Pegasus \(MVP\), Jun 3, 2008
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