While seemingly simple the only hitch was that there would be several thousands of files in binary format, so compression was out of the question. All changes would be additions and deletions – that is, no incremental updates. Finally I’d only have access to the files through a share so it wouldn’t be possible to deploy a local backup solution that monitored for changes and only sent diffs. It worked great for some time although it wasn’t the most speedy solution given my scenario. Sometime later I was introduced to Robocopy. It’s run from the command line, though there has been made a wrapper GUI for it.
That means robocopy will survive a network error and just resume the copying process once the network is back up again. What makes robocopy really shine is not it’s ability to copy files, but it’s ability to mirror one directory into another. That means it’ll not just copy files, it’ll also delete any extra files in the destination directory. MIR specifies that robocopy should mirror the source directory and the destination directory. Beware that this may delete files at the destination. FFT uses fat file timing instead of NTFS.
This means the granularity is a bit less precise. For across-network share operations this seems to be much more reliable – just don’t rely on the file timings to be completely precise to the second. Z ensures robocopy can resume the transfer of a large file in mid-file instead of restarting. XA:H makes robocopy ignore hidden files, usually these will be system files that we’re not interested in. W:5 reduces the wait time between failures to 5 seconds instead of the 30 second default. The robocopy script can be setup as a simply Scheduled Task that runs daily, hourly, weekly etc.
Note that robocopy also contains a switch that’ll make robocopy monitor the source for changes and invoke the synchronization script each time a configurable number of changes has been made. This may work in your scenario, but be aware that robocopy will not just copy the changes, it will scan the complete directory structure just like a normal mirroring procedure. I love life, motorcycles, photography and all things technical. The persecution of Julian Assange is the conquest of us all: of our independence, our self respect, our intellect, our compassion, our politics, our culture. Like an army that has outdistanced its supply lines, the stock market runs far ahead of logistical support. 40 trillion — or twice GDP.
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