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Windows 7: Robocopy does not mirror folder on USB external drive.

02 Jul 2013   #1
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
Robocopy does not mirror folder on USB external drive.

I am using robocopy to mirror folder as a backup, using the /mir command, it does work on my home server, but on my external drive it wont do anything with certain folders, even if they were drastically changed on the source.

I have tried changing the owner of the folder and basically allowing anyone access to any file or folder on the drive with no luck.

Does anyone has another idea?

Thanks,
Raf


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02 Jul 2013   #2
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Does it give you an error message? If so, what does it say?
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02 Jul 2013   #3
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Think Tank View Post
Does it give you an error message? If so, what does it say?
Not that I have seen, it goes thru the files and ends, is there a way to report errors?
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02 Jul 2013   #4
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Are you using a batch file? If so, may I ask to see the script?
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02 Jul 2013   #5
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

it's a batch file, I dont have here with me, but basically is:

robocopy /mir source destination
robocopy /mir C:\my documents H:\my documents

there's two more folders that get copied but they use the same command.
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02 Jul 2013   #6
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That's so weird. I can't imitate the problem.
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02 Jul 2013   #7
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Think Tank View Post
That's so weird. I can't imitate the problem.
Could it be the space between the folder name?
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02 Jul 2013   #8
Think Tank

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Indeed. Perhaps it should have quotes around it.
robocopy /mir "C:\my documents" "H:\my documents"
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02 Jul 2013   #9
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Thanks think tank I will give that a shot when I get home this evening and see if work! Hopefully it will.
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03 Jul 2013   #10
rafaelbarriola

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

Think Tank the " " did the trick, can I use that to all the robocopys I have? I mean I never used a script or batch that hat to use that before
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