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Windows 7: Which file backup programs can copy attributes/permissions?

24 Mar 2012   #1
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Which file backup programs can copy attributes/permissions?

Hello all,

I have tried a few backup programs but I'm trying to find out the best way of copying around 500gb of files and keeping all the dates, attributes and security permissions intact?

Any suggestions guys?




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24 Mar 2012   #2
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Robocopy from a cmd window can do this:

Code:
robocopy <source> <destination> /COPY:DATSOU /MT:12
D=data
A=attributes
T=timestamp
S=security (ntfs acls)
O=owner info
U=auditing info

Seeing as you are copying 500GB, I recommend using this switch also, to speed it up:
MT:12=use 12 threads to perform the copy

And some light reading:

ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

Regards,
Golden
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24 Mar 2012   #3
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Brilliant! Thanks a lot Golden!

Can Robocopy verify the files after they are copied?

Also, have you ever tried the Robocopy GUI?
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25 Mar 2012   #4
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi Burdus,

Apologies for the late reply.

I've never used the GUI, but I hear its quite good. There isn't a verify option, but I've never found the copy to yet produce a corrupted file.

I saw JDobbsy replied replied to your thread in the tutorial : that is all OK, but I added some background information about retry and waiting time as general information.

Regards,
Golden
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