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kithana

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    Robocopy from server to another problems
    « on: April 17, 2021, 04:30:27 AM »
    I am trying to send large files from Windows server 2016 to Windows server 2019 but I am facing some problems using Robocopy :
    - I have a long pathname issue (near 600 paths for the first large file )
    - some of the permissions not copied to the destination server
    - I need a way to copy the file while it is in use
    - Is there a way to copy the changes only that occurs on server 2016 to server 2019 automatically

    thanks in advance

    Niki



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      Re: Robocopy from server to another problems
      « Reply #1 on: May 01, 2021, 06:30:52 AM »
      Basic file permissions might make it over such as read only and others but since it's between systems, ACL (access control lists) which are not part of a file's "permissions" will not.

      I see nothing broken about that. File system permissions (ACL) are server/host specific and would have to be worked out per job.

      -> IF you must copy such then do so in an OFFLINE mode. Here's how I do that. I boot up another OS and copy the files out since any OS restrictions or apps that have a lock on said file are now inactive.

      -> copying an open file is easy. I do this all the time. I boot some Linux from an USB stick and copy the files over. No locks to contend with as the Windows OS is not running.

      - > for the long pathname issue , you can just shorten the pathname if you can and if these are low paths  , but if its as you post (over 600 path ) , you can use any of the third party tools that can handle this issue like the *SPAM* or Gs Richcopy 360 .
      and for your info , you can use the second tool to handle all your problems which listed on the post

      kithana

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        Re: Robocopy from server to another problems
        « Reply #2 on: May 02, 2021, 01:46:12 PM »
        Hi Niki , thanks for your helpful reply, now I have some paths to follow, and I would mention that it is unfortunately I can't do any copy OFFLINE, and shorten the pathnames is not an option for us.
        What means of this "SPAM" on your answer? Is this a tool ?

        Niki



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          Re: Robocopy from server to another problems
          « Reply #3 on: May 04, 2021, 03:50:51 AM »
          Hi Niki , thanks for your helpful reply, now I have some paths to follow, and I would mention that it is unfortunately I can't do any copy OFFLINE, and shorten the pathnames is not an option for us.
          you can check the other solutions mentioned on my answer and feed me back

          What means of this "SPAM" on your answer? Is this a tool ?
          yes this was a tool but I think it has been edited by moderators

          kithana

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            Re: Robocopy from server to another problems
            « Reply #4 on: May 08, 2021, 01:53:39 AM »
            I gave the mentioned tool "Gs Richcopy 360 " a try for my previous requests and the tool sounds good and quick with this Kinde of problems related to the copying processes , I think I will have the full version today .
            thanks Niki for your help