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The Awesomeness of ROBOCOPY Now at SQLMag

2010/01/13

If you’re like me, you’ve used Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V more than a time or two, but you’ve always felt a little dirty afterwards.  Yeah, you can use the command-line COPY or XCOPY utilities.  But they’re decidedly 20th Century, much like some of the laundry still loitering under my office couch.

So I spent a little time over the holidays cleaning up my file system by scripting a backup routine using the very cool and very free ROBOCOPY utility.  Now, I’ve got a regularly scheduled job that, after the first run which captured all my files, only backs up new or changed files (and directories) while keeping all of their NTFS attributes.  Boo-Yah!

Read all about it on my Tool Time Blog at SQLMag. I’ll also show you how to use some other free and powerful alternatives in future entries.

Enjoy!

-Kev

Twitter @kekline


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