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Windows 7: Backing up files using Robocopy

08 Apr 2012   #11
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
How about /copy:dat instead of /copy:at.
Same thing. /copy:dat is the default syntax that robocopy will use if you don't specify any /copy string.


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08 Apr 2012   #12
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, true, but your command line is specifying not to use the default.

Edit: nevermind, I just reread your first post specifying that's what you originally tried.
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08 Apr 2012   #13
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Well, true, but your command line is specifying not to use the default.

Edit: nevermind, I just reread your first post specifying that's what you originally tried.
Yup. So I'm guess I'm stuck here
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08 Apr 2012   #14
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you try /copyall?
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08 Apr 2012   #15
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Yeah.
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08 Apr 2012   #16
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, the best I can come up with right now is just turning on compression for the destination folder plus contents. I know that's not what you're looking for. If you really want that file compressed and none of the others, maybe think about separate folders, one compressed and the other not.
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08 Apr 2012   #17
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sibbil View Post
Well, the best I can come up with right now is just turning on compression for the destination folder plus contents. I know that's not what you're looking for. If you really want that file compressed and none of the others, maybe think about separate folders, one compressed and the other not.
Yeah I guess. Thanks for the time
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08 Apr 2012   #18
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You're welcome. I'm curious about this now, if I find or think of something I'll post back...
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08 Apr 2012   #19
kevindd992002

Windows 7 Ultimate x6
 
 

Right. Thanks again!
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08 Apr 2012   #20
F5ing

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, got a little news. Not good however. There are quite a few forum posts out there that complain about this exact "shortcoming" of robocopy. Responses all say for the poster to check out third party software. No one mentioned an app they knew that worked. Couple hours ago I had run across a program that claimed it could do it. I think it was Second Copy, not freeware, and don't have any idea of the cost. I've heard of it before, but I've no clue as to whether it's reliable or not...
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