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Old 08-16-2013, 06:26 AM   #1
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Hi All, new to the site. Have a query about RoboCopy if that s cool?

Im trying to run a copy of data from one server to another using RoboCopy. It works when I run it to a local drive but not to the other server.

Here are the commands Ive setup in notepad and saved as a batch file

robocopy D:\IT \\Servername\Data /mir

Then I mapped the source as a local drive
robocopy D:\IT Z:\Data /mir

Ive tried it without the /mir too but it wont copy - has me confused. Any suggestions much appreciated!
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
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Perhaps a permissions based issue?

What OS are you running on the two servers?
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Server 2008 on both - thanks

Logged on as admin
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:34 AM   #4
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Do both servers have shared folders?
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:19 AM   #5
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Do both servers have shared folders?
Yes, both are essentially servers with shared drives - they are file servers. They are on the same subnets etc.

Not a permissions thing, logged on as the network admin logon. Thanks

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Is there a limit to what robocopy can copy, Im assuming not?
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Have you tried the IP address of the server in place of the servername?
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have you tried with xcopy instead of robocopy?
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have you tried with xcopy instead of robocopy?
Hi BikerEcho, I tried that earlier and it wouldnt work either

So I guessed the server was knackered, it operates fine as a file server though, I decided to setup an xcopy to run from the DR server that I want to backup to, via a "local drive letter" on the DR server which points to the data I want.

Works a treat. Just thought I was doing something wrong, looks like the server is the issue. All fixed up now.
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