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Copy changed files only?

  1. #1


    Daniel Erkan Guest

    Copy changed files only?

    Hi!

    I'd like to mirror a folder and its subfolders to another server
    regularly, but in order to save time and bandwidth, it should only copy
    files, that have actually changed.
    I would use robocopy, but unfortunately it pretty much only produces
    garbage under vista O_o

    Any ideas?


    Thanks,
    Daniel

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  3. #2


    George Davis Guest

    RE: Copy changed files only?

    This script should do it:

    $changedFiles = dir | where { $_.Attributes -band
    [System.IO.FileAttributes]::Archive }
    foreach($file in $changedFiles)
    {
    $targetName = "z:\MySubDir\" + $file.Name
    Copy-Item -path $file.FullName -Destination $targetName
    }


    "Daniel Erkan" wrote:

    > Hi!
    >
    > I'd like to mirror a folder and its subfolders to another server
    > regularly, but in order to save time and bandwidth, it should only copy
    > files, that have actually changed.
    > I would use robocopy, but unfortunately it pretty much only produces
    > garbage under vista O_o
    >
    > Any ideas?
    >
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Daniel
    >


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  4. #3


    Jacques Barathon [MS] Guest

    Re: Copy changed files only?

    "Daniel Erkan" <sho@gmx.li> wrote in message
    news:55largF25j5ekU1@mid.dfncis.de...
    > Hi!
    >
    > I'd like to mirror a folder and its subfolders to another server
    > regularly, but in order to save time and bandwidth, it should only copy
    > files, that have actually changed.
    > I would use robocopy, but unfortunately it pretty much only produces
    > garbage under vista O_o


    I am surprised that robocopy produces garbage under Vista. Are you using an
    old version of robocopy on Vista? Have you tried the now built-in version?
    If the built-in version doesn't work, what exactly is the "garbage" it
    produces?

    Jacques


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