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Windows 7: Best Copy Software

03 Jun 2010   #11
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

All this great advice but I have to wonder what you are doing and why.

Are you simply looking to copy file <1.doc> from partition C to partition D?
From partition 1 to ODD E?
From directory <Documents> to the DT?

And what is your goal: faster, error free, backup? Something wrong with Windows Move/Copy?

Je ne comprends pas.

Monk


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03 Jun 2010   #12
Kari

 

I have not yet found a better copy tool than Windows' own built-in Robocopy. (Batch file copy made easy)
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03 Jun 2010   #13
Lex87

Win7
 
 

Long ago when I was manually backing up my data to an external HDD using drag-n-drop to a shortcut on the dektop I learned the difference between a copy and a backup. The contact management software I was using had a special "online" database that wouldn't get copied properly and the local secure backup on my machine wasn't saved through my copy process.

From that point on I started copying the whole drive and all special files.

Robocopy is good, I recently started using it for network backups where I need to throttle the connection a bit during busy periods. Previous to that I'd suggest xcopy as it's even more basic than robocopy (less options at least) and is just as reliable/built-in to windows for years.

HOWEVER : Windows7 changed things! And now everyone suggests Teracopy:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vahaus
In case anyone has issues with RoboCopy and / or XCopy (robocopy replaced xcopy). These utilities are single threaded and pull their resources directly out of the paged pool memory (according to microsoft). Therefore on very large copies these utilities can fail, speaking from recent experience.
Teracopy download: Free Downloads | Code Sector

And if you don't like Teracopy and want something more open, the other good free alternate I found is SuperCopy:
SF Homepage: Supercopier | Get Supercopier at SourceForge.net
Installation Files: SuperCopier Website
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03 Jun 2010   #14
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have not yet found a better copy tool than Windows' own built-in Robocopy. (Batch file copy made easy)
That's what I'm thinking and that is why I am wondering what the goal is such that it can be done better.

Monk
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03 Jun 2010   #15
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lex87 View Post
HOWEVER : Windows7 changed things! And now everyone suggests Teracopy:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vahaus
In case anyone has issues with RoboCopy and / or XCopy (robocopy replaced xcopy). These utilities are single threaded and pull their resources directly out of the paged pool memory (according to microsoft). Therefore on very large copies these utilities can fail, speaking from recent experience.
I use Robocopy regularly to backup my Users folder. I would like to know how big must these batch coy projects to be for Robocopy to fail.

I have no problems using Robocopy to copy almost 200 GB at the time.

Kari

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05 Jun 2010   #16
xiezhoupeng351

Windows 7 Professional x86
 
 

Why not use the defaut copy tool?
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05 Jun 2010   #17
kucing13

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xiezhoupeng351 View Post
Why not use the defaut copy tool?
because some people finds it slow while the truth it can be faster. Time is money and some people consider time is important
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06 Jun 2010   #18
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xiezhoupeng351 View Post
Why not use the defaut copy tool?
It depends on the job. To drag & drop most stuff I just use Explorer drag & drop. However I did a custom install where Windows put over 200,000 files and folders into Windows.old. I didn't want to delete it yet, but I didn't want to keep it on that drive. Starting to copy it over the Lan it was obvious Explorer was going to spend about 2 hours just counting how many files it was going to copy, before it did anything else.

I used RichCopy. It started copying right away with multiple threads. It was done before Explorer would have even started.
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01 Jul 2010   #19
mudrubble

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lex87 View Post
Long ago when I was manually backing up my data to an external HDD using drag-n-drop to a shortcut on the dektop I learned the difference between a copy and a backup. The contact management software I was using had a special "online" database that wouldn't get copied properly and the local secure backup on my machine wasn't saved through my copy process.

From that point on I started copying the whole drive and all special files.

Robocopy is good, I recently started using it for network backups where I need to throttle the connection a bit during busy periods. Previous to that I'd suggest xcopy as it's even more basic than robocopy (less options at least) and is just as reliable/built-in to windows for years.

HOWEVER : Windows7 changed things! And now everyone suggests Teracopy:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vahaus
In case anyone has issues with RoboCopy and / or XCopy (robocopy replaced xcopy). These utilities are single threaded and pull their resources directly out of the paged pool memory (according to microsoft). Therefore on very large copies these utilities can fail, speaking from recent experience.
Teracopy download: Free Downloads | Code Sector

And if you don't like Teracopy and want something more open, the other good free alternate I found is SuperCopy:
SF Homepage: Supercopier | Get Supercopier at SourceForge.net
Installation Files: SuperCopier Website

Thanks Lex, I might go that way if I have to. I've used Robocopy to backup folders that were about 2.4 gigs with no problem. Now I've tried using it to backup a 40 gig folder where each file is 4.3 gigs and it keeps failing, but I'm not sure if the size is the problem. It did copy the file that was 1.3 gigs, but none of the others. Can you, or anyone else, tell me what this log message means:




-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
ROBOCOPY :: Robust File Copy for Windows
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Started : Thu Jul 01 12:37:31 2010

Source : G:\Drive Images\
Dest = I:\BackUp\Acronis Drive Images Backup\

Files : *.*

Options : *.* /V /S /E /COPYAT /PURGE /MIR /XJD /XA:SH /R:10 /W:10

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 G:\Drive Images\
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:37:31 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:37:41 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:37:51 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:01 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:11 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:21 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:31 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:41 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:38:51 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:01 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 11.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:11 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 11.tib
The parameter is incorrect.


ERROR: RETRY LIMIT EXCEEDED.

New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:11 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:21 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:31 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:41 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:39:51 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:01 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:11 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:21 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:31 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:41 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 12.tib
2010/07/01 12:40:51 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 12.tib
The parameter is incorrect.


ERROR: RETRY LIMIT EXCEEDED.

New File 1.0 g W7-Phase 13.tib - this one was copied and had all the percentages following it, I just deleted them to save space

New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 21.tib
2010/07/01 12:41:47 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 21.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds... Retrying...
New File 4.3 g W7-Phase 21.tib
2010/07/01 12:41:57 ERROR 87 (0x00000057) Copying File G:\Drive Images\W7-Phase 21.tib
The parameter is incorrect.

Waiting 10 seconds...

Can anyone tell me what this code means?? Thanks, I appreciate any help I can get.
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01 Jul 2010   #20
mudrubble

windows 7
 
 

Found my answer. It's not the robocopy tool. It's that my external harddrive is FAT32 and so won't accept files of 4.3gigs. If I don't want to lose any data on this drive but want to make it an NTFS drive, what can I do? Thanks,

Mud
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