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File archiving tool?

Can anyone recommend some shareware to move/archive files from one machine to another?

I just installed a RAID and want to move the data files from other boxes to it. I'm looking for
a) ability to move a file tree (actually whole drives)
b) error logging
c) Not stopping when there's an error - just keep going

Both are Windows boxes - it can either be from a mapped drive to a drive or via UNC, I don't care.



Thursday, April 22, 2004

Whats wrong with Copy & Paste? Seriously.

Anon-y-mous Cow-ard
Thursday, April 22, 2004

for archiving: ntbackup.exe

for synching: unison

Steve H
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Perhaps omething like "xcopy /s /c source destinatiion > log.txt" might do it.

Christopher Wells
Thursday, April 22, 2004

This isn't what you're looking for, but this program is pretty cool:

Basically it's a copy program, but you can set the speed it copies at to reduce network traffic and CPU cycle time. Maybe it does everything you need, maybe not. Check it out.

Check out the max-speed. These guys have a sense of humor.
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Maybe .

Thursday, April 22, 2004

Buy Norton Ghost - it shouldn't be too expensive and is great for copying whole hard drives

Thursday, April 22, 2004

The idea came from Tag who needed a means to synchronize his stream machine without overloading the network traffic in order to avoid skipping. The solution was this little copy utility that he and lone coded over a night while drinking coffee, redbulls, and smoking cigarettes at the fire exit every 20 minutes. It allows you to select a list of source directories and a target, and to specify a maximum throughput.

Because all great (hmm) things should be free, this should be too. Not only that, we're pretty much giving away all rights to it, giving you the source, and letting you do what you want with it (see the license below).


    * Multiple source directories
    * Max speed range from 512cps to unlimited (spaceballs mode)
    * Detailed progress indicators (current file, overall)
    * Save/Load directory sets
    * Automatically skips or overwrites existing files
    * Disabled notifications mode
    * Incredible default design window with minimize, close buttons and titlebar.
Thursday, April 22, 2004

BTW, "disabled notifications mode" means that instead of popping up a dialog for every file copy error, it silently eats them.

Not exactly "logging" [grin]


Thursday, April 22, 2004

tar cf - . | (ssh user@remote  tar xf -)

or something like that...

If the remote is mounted, then:

find . -print|cpio -pmud /dest/dir

David Jones
Thursday, April 22, 2004

To copy files from one drive to another (mapped or UNC) drive, how about using:
XCOPY source [destination]

with the following switches:
  /E          Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
  /V          Verifies each new file.
  /C          Continues copying even if errors occur.
  /I          If destination does not exist and copying more than one file, assumes that destination must be a directory.
  /Q          Does not display file names while copying.
  /H          Copies hidden and system files also.
  /R          Overwrites read-only files.
  /K          Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
  /O          Copies file ownership and ACL information.
  /X          Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
  /Y          Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file.
  /Z          Copies networked files in restartable mode.

and redirect the output to a file for "logging"?

However, this will still fail if any files are open for exclusive access on the source drive.

Philip Dickerson
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Robocopy from MS is pretty damn good.

Resource Kit tool.  Good luck figuring out the licensing! ;)

Craig Harris
Thursday, April 22, 2004

I wouldn't have thought Philo would have much problem with MS licensing...

Andrew Cherry
Thursday, April 22, 2004

SameDir 3.8.  Lotsa nice options, easy to use/configure.  Good logging.


Thursday, April 22, 2004

"BTW, "disabled notifications mode" means that instead of popping up a dialog for every file copy error, it silently eats them. "

Yeah, but it also means it won't stop it for every error.... Hey, it's the only copy tool I know. :)
Thursday, April 22, 2004

I also recommend xcopy with /hevy options.

Does anyone here remember laplink? Those were the days

Friday, April 23, 2004

I use this - IDEM

Friday, April 23, 2004

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