Monday, May 07, 2012 9:33 PM
So I seem to be missing something with robocopy. I see plenty of examples for implementing full and incremental backups. What I have not been able to find is a good specific example of accomplishing a full restore and then correctly applying incrementals.
I need to backup a large (200GB) directory once (full) and restore that to another system. Then as changes occur in the original, do incrementals (of a size that will generally fit on a CD/DVD) that capture the correct state, including what files may have been deleted from the original. Then apply that incremental to the target - adding and deleting as appropriate.
robocopy src dest-full /B /E /COPYALL /dcopy:T /log... (for full)
robocopy src dest-incr /B /E /M /COPYALL /dcopy:T /log... (incremental)
robocopy orig-dest-full new-target /B /E /COPYALL /dcopy:T /log... (restore full)
robocopy orig-dest-incr new-target ????? (restore incremental)
Sorry if this seems trivial, but my attempts to restore have deleted all but new files from the target.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012 5:52 AMModerator
I’m sorry to let you know that our forum is mainly focusing on the issues of windows server backup, you may go to general forum for help, thanks for your understanding.
Jeff Ren TechNet Community Support beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
- Marked As Answer by Jeff RenModerator Monday, May 14, 2012 1:39 AM