Admin Scripts: Full Clone using RoboCopy

RoboCopy is a great tool to create full clone of file/folder to another location.

The admin script is designed to create a full clone of source to target location.

Pre-Requisites:

S1-1. Download Admin Scripts YLNotes_RoboCopy_FullClone

Download YLNotes_RoboCopy_FullClone (68)

S1-2. Unzip to the root of the drive

Usage:

S2-1. Edit YLNotes_RoboCopy_FullClone.cmd and Configure [1] RoboCopy Config

RoboCopy_FullClone_0001

S2-2. Right click on YLNotes_RoboCopy_FullClone.cmd and select Run as Administrator

S2-3. Once completed, review log file generated

RoboCopy_FullClone_0002

RoboCopy_FullClone_0003

Folder/File Compare using WinMerge:

S3-1. Run WinMerge and click Open icon

FolderCompare_WinMerge_0001

S3-2. Enter Left for Source and Right for Destination, check Include Subfolders and click OK

FolderCompare_WinMerge_0002

S3-3. Folder/File Comparison starts

FolderCompare_WinMerge_0003

S3-4. Once Completed, select menu View and change View to Tree Mode

FolderCompare_WinMerge_0004

S3-5. You can view comparison result

FolderCompare_WinMerge_0005

References:

  1. [YLNotes] References: RoboCopy
  2. TechNet: Get to Know Robocopy for More Powerful File Management
  3. RoboCopy for Windows Server 2003 (Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools)

 

Forums:

  1. TechNet Forum: Robocopy not copying the folder creation date

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