Copying data to a NAS

January 27, 2012 at 14:18:35
Specs: Server 2003
Hellow everyone,

I'm in the process of moving some shares over to a NAS to free up some space on a server. I transfered both shares to the NAS last weekend, and plan on configuring the shares to be hosted on the NAS this weekend. In order to do this, I need to copy all of the changed files to the NAS in the most efficient way possible. I was thinking of using either xcopy or robocopy. What do you think? Is there a command in either one that would allow me to copy only changed data? I don't want to wait another 18 hours worth of copying to move all the information over AGAIN!

Thanks, your help is greatly appreciated.

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January 27, 2012 at 14:43:03
Robocopy does this if you use the /mir switch. You need to set a few other switches if you want to preserve permissions, allow retries on busy files, things like that. Have a look at for an explanation of the switches and some examples of their use.

I used to use robocopy at work for this exact purpose when moving shared folders from one server to another.

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