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    Is RoboCopy the best way to move files that haven't been accessed since x...

    Morning all

    I'm just checking RoboCopy is still the best method for moving files from a main data store to a backup drive that haven't been accessed for, say 18 months or so, complete with the file structure and what not?

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    Yeh robocopy is what I use with the /Mirror switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Yeh robocopy is what I use with the /Mirror switch.
    Does the /mir switch only purge the source folders if they are empty? (i.e. some folders will have files in that are still being accessed and used etc)

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    Oh sorry I totally misread the question.

    This is the script we use to Archive data over 5 years old.

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    robocopy.exe "C:\Data\Teacher\TeacherUserData" "C:\Data\_Archive\Teacher\TeacherUserData" *.* /S /COPY:DATSO /MOVE /ZB /NP /XA:RHS /XF *.ini *.ico /MINAGE:1800 /R:2 /W:10
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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    Oh sorry I totally misread the question.

    This is the script we use to Archive data over 5 years old.

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    robocopy.exe "C:\Data\Teacher\TeacherUserData" "C:\Data\_Archive\Teacher\TeacherUserData" *.* /S /COPY:DATSO /MOVE /ZB /NP /XA:RHS /XF *.ini *.ico /MINAGE:1800 /R:2 /W:10
    That's brill .. thanks .. (been a long time since I've used RoboCopy in anger .. lol)

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    Wow .. only about 1/3 of the way through the shared network drives and I've already reclaimed 140GB! Flip!

    Thanks again @zag .. your script got me most of the way to where I wanted to be, just changed a few settings to suit us!

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