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job8786

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    Problem using XCOPY to backup the shared storage of a network
    « on: October 05, 2022, 01:03:08 PM »
    The size of the shared storage space named MNet is 184 Gb and has 205,088 files, 18,850 folders, with over 50 folders and as many subfolders in each folder.

    I am using the following command to backup the network file to a 1 Tb usb mapped drive (G:).

    XCOPY D:\MNET\*.* G: /S/E/V/C/F/K/Y

    The command does not copy ALL of the source data to the backup G:.  It appears that only the first nine folders of MNet and the first nine subfolders are copied to the backup drive G:

    Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
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    Re: Problem using XCOPY to backup the shared storage of a network
    « Reply #1 on: October 05, 2022, 03:10:49 PM »
    file/folder or path names are too long...
    Or you may wanna try breaking up that amount of data...
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    Re: Problem using XCOPY to backup the shared storage of a network
    « Reply #2 on: October 06, 2022, 06:45:47 PM »
    Hi

    Try using xcopy32 instead of xcopy . The switches are the same.
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