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WIll multi-threading in Robocopy fragments large files RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    Will Multi-threading in Robocopy, fragments large files to small segments and copy them at a time parallely?
    I'm not able to find a correct answer for this question over internet.

    Regards,
    Pavan

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 5:43 AM

Answers

  • Hi All,

    Will Multi-threading in Robocopy, fragments large files to small segments and copy them at a time parallely?
    I'm not able to find a correct answer for this question over internet.

    Regards,
    Pavan

    No. It's up to file system driver (read NTFS) how to cluster blocks for individual file. And as RC does pre-allocation there should be little to zero fragmentation (because of MT, other things like natural fragmentation because of a say delete still take place).

    -nismo

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:55 PM