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 Post subject: Robocopy
 Post Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:34 am 
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I need to copy data and move network shares from windows Server 2016 to 2019. unfortunately with Robocopy can't copy with preserving NTFS/Shared permissions and timestamps.
Is there is a way to copy only the newer data on a specific folder to the destination server automatically using Robocopy?
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 Post Posted: Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:02 pm 
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Hello.
I'm not familiar with Robocopy, having never used it, but I believe that you should be able to accomplish what you want with Goodsync, which is made by Siber Systems. https://www.goodsync.com/
I've been using it for years now to keep data in sync on multiple Windows computers, a NAS, and my Android phone. It is quite full featured and can be set to run automatically, though I run it manually.

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I also am not familiar with Robocopy and also use GoodSync.

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Just to add on you may find something of interest at:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/robocopy

To be honest I just scanned the article but it looks to be a command line app. Is that true? Please look at the above linked article and I will do what I can to further help.

From scanning the above linked article Robocopy looks like it may be a powerful tool. Still I have to advise that you look at GoodSync as a solution.

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 Post subject: Re: Robocopy
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Thank you all, Goodsync sounds good but, is there is an alternative with a low cost? I found tools called Carbonite, Gs Richcopy 360, and many others but I don't have experience with these similarities, Please advice


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I use Carbonite for cloud backup, but not for any synchronization service. I'm not familiar with the other tool you mentioned. I started with the free version of Goodsync may years ago, but quickly found that it was well worth the price -- not only for the product, but their support is also very good. The few times I've had concerns, they responded very quickly.

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You could also look at SyncToy from Microsoft for free. Well, used to be offered by Microsoft but no longer. It can still be found tough I can't say if it is functional on later versions of Windows 10.
https://synctoy.en.lo4d.com/windows

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I'll add that I looked up Robocopy and it appears to support preserving both time stamps and ACL (NTFS permissions) using switches.
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/robocopy

It also appears that you can use the /is switch to exclude files that are the same in source and destination - "Same files are identical in name, size, times, and all attributes."

The difficulty with Robocopy is that you either execute the command at a command prompt or script it. The beauty of Goodsync is that you configure it in the program and save the settings/options for each job you create. You can then run the jobs manually or configure them to run on a schedule.

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Thank you a lot, your provided info about GoodSync made me search for a very similar and affordable alternative, I tried Gs Richcopy 360, and it works very well, Also I was amazed when I found out that the license is forever.

Finally thank you all


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Glad to read that you found a solution that works for you.

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Many thanks


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jaylach wrote:
You could also look at SyncToy from Microsoft for free. Well, used to be offered by Microsoft but no longer. It can still be found tough I can't say if it is functional on later versions of Windows 10.
https://synctoy.en.lo4d.com/windows

SyncToy still works in/on Windows 10. I just brought it out of the moth balls. I created a folder pair, ran the program and it worked perfectly.

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