Robust File Copy (Robocopy)
Techopedia Explains Robust File Copy (Robocopy)Robust file copy is very efficient at mirroring files or directories, and even ensures that all attributes, time stamps, properties and NTFS ACLS are copied. However, security information must be explicitly set to copy as it does not copy by default. Robocopy even works over network sessions that may be subject to disruptions as it has a "resume copy" feature. This comes in very handy when copying large or multiple files over the network.
Here are a few copy options available to robocopy:
- /S - Copies subdirectories, excluding empty ones
- /LEV:n - Copies the higher "n" levels from the source
- /Z - Restartable mode
- /B - Backup mode
- /ZB - Restartable mode; otherwise backup mode
- /SEC - Copies with security
- /COPYALL - Includes all file info while copying, including security info
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