Last month, I blogged about some basic Robocopy
functionality, available here
. Here, I will discuss some of the more advanced switches of Robocopy.
/mir – This command will mirror the source to the
target. This switch will copy all of the
data from the source to the target, but this will also remove the files from
the target that do not exist on the source.
This is very similar to the /e and /purge switches, however, /mir will
also overwrite the security information on the target files.
/mov – After files are copied to the target, this will switch
remove from the source. This is just the
files, not the directories.
/move – This command will move files and directories from
the source to the target.
/create – This will copy the directory structure and create zero
/a – This will only copies the files with the A attribute,
or archive attribute.
/m – This will also only copies files with the A attribute,
but it will then reset this attribute.
/log:<filename> – Creates or overwrites a logfile to
log the files that are copied.
Otherwise, it is just displayed on the screen.
/log+:<filename> – Same as /log, but the + will
append to the end of the existing log file.
/mt:<threads> – Will modify the number of threads
that Robocopy will use. By default, the command will use 8 threads. You can specify to use 1 to 128 threads in
your copy jobs.