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Jun 04

PowerShell: Scripted RoboCopy

Sometimes you might have a server on a weak network link, or even a remote server with a slow connection. CommVault and other backup suites a lot of times will have difficulty dealing with these slow links and timing out. This is where the good ol’ robocopy program from Microsoft themselves comes in handy. Of course you can just run RoboCopy straight as a scheduled task, but you might want to get better tabs on what’s going on. One was to do this is through the PowerShell. It’s also a great script to get started with the powerful PowerShell and learn some basics. This script in particular backs up an entire partition (ignoring some system folders) which just hosted data to a centralized server and then e-mailed someone about the outcome and why. It also makes a log of everything it did, then keeps the logs in check so they don’t get out of control. Take a look, copy, paste, and enjoy!

 

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