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Win8 Server And Robocopy Logs

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I "upgraded" from WHS 211 to Windows 8 and now have troubles with Robocopy. Researching online shows that older versions of Robocopy tend to copy unchanged files while using the /MIR switch. The new version  of Robocopy (6.2) bundled with Windows 8 seems to work, but the log file is horribly messed up.  Anyone have an idea?


command lines:


robocopy.exe "D:\test" "F:\Backups\test" /MIR "/log:test.txt" /V
"old robocopy.exe" "D:\test" "F:\Backups\test2" /MIR "/log:test2.txt" /V

Examples of the log files:

Older version:


   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows     ::     Version XP010
  Started : Thu Jan 17 08:51:47 2013
   Source : D:\test\
     Dest : F:\Backups\test2\
    Files : *.*
  Options : *.* /V /S /E /COPY:DAT /PURGE /MIR /R:1000000 /W:30 
 New Dir          3 D:\test\
   New File    488425 Picture 008.JPG
   New File     31789 Picture 050.JPG
   New File    613894 Picture 141.JPG
                Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
     Dirs :         1         1         0         0         0         0
    Files :         3         3         0         0         0         0
    Bytes :    1.08 m    1.08 m         0         0         0         0
    Times :   0:00:00   0:00:00                       0:00:00   0:00:00
    Speed :            10310072 Bytes/sec.
    Speed :             589.947 MegaBytes/min.
    Ended : Thu Jan 17 08:51:47 2013
New version 6.2:


   *.* /V /S /E /DCOPY:DA /COPY:DAT /PURGE /MIR /R:1000000 /W:30 D:\test\Picture 008.JPGPicture 050.JPGPicture 141.JPG                              1      1 0 0 0 0       3      3 0 0 0 0  1.08 m 1.08 m 0 0 0 0                                           

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I have built a w 8 system with whs 2011 running in a virtual machine. I used Robocopy to move files from the server video directory to the w8 video folder so I could play the files in meda center in the w8 machine. But after the Robocopy runs the file permissions changed in the source server folder. I finally gave up on the move and just went with the copy only and the source folders permissions didn't change. I don't have a solution for you, but I have something going on here with Robocopy I don't understand either.

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