Windows 7 Thread, Robocopy copying files that haven't cvhanged in Technical; I periodically backup my personal media collection with Robocopy to a FreeNAS setup. It seems that Robocopy thinks a significant ...
17th June 2013, 01:57 PM #1
Robocopy copying files that haven't cvhanged
I periodically backup my personal media collection with Robocopy to a FreeNAS setup. It seems that Robocopy thinks a significant chunk of my collection has changed since the last sync and it is copying files over to the NAS that I know for certain haven't. My collection was originally hosted on an Ubuntu install with LVM across four disks and now sits in Windows 7 with a Perc 5i. Does Windows do anything to alter files without user intervention? Perhaps just browsing directories while it tries to pull thumbnails out of them? Thanks...
17th June 2013, 02:07 PM #2
I assume your using the /MIR switch? I have found the same thing.
17th June 2013, 02:25 PM #3
I have been using the mir switch for years and not had that issue. Could something like virus scanning change the file attributes?
17th June 2013, 02:29 PM #4
I am in fact using the /MIR switch. MS Security Essentials is installed on the machine with scheduled scans turned off.
17th June 2013, 02:36 PM #5
Rather than running Robocopy, I use Karen's Replicator (Karen's Replicator), to backup to my NASbox at home.
Thanks to VeryPC_Tom_M from:
17th June 2013, 02:49 PM #6
I've given up on Robocopy and these days I'm using FastCopy v2.11
Loads of options on the command line or can run directly from the GUI
Thanks to AJWhite1970 from:
17th June 2013, 09:08 PM #7
Thanks guys. I'll give them a try.
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