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Using robocopy Command - Opening logfile RRS feed

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  • Hi Team,

        I am using robocopy to copy one large file from laptop to server , I have used /LOG+ option and /Z option . To see the pecentage of copy completed , is it safe to open log file , while copy is in progress. Is it fine to take copy of log and then open it see the percentage of completion.

    • Moved by Naomi N Friday, June 19, 2020 12:39 AM Not sure
    Monday, June 15, 2020 2:12 PM

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  • Hi Team,

        I am using robocopy to copy one large file from laptop to server , I have used /LOG+ option and /Z option . To see the pecentage of copy completed , is it safe to open log file , while copy is in progress. Is it fine to take copy of log and then open it see the percentage of completion.

    Good day,

    You probably better ask the question in the Windows Server forum. I found many questions there regarding robocopy. In any case this question fit to be ask in the OS forum since the way the file is locked or not is managed by the OS file system.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/home?forum=winservergen

    With that being said, robocopy log is a simple text file and my guessing is that:

    is it safe to open log file

    Yes, since text file are not locked usually 

    Is it fine to take copy of log and then open it 

    Same as above

    I recommend to test it if you can in a test environment


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    Monday, June 22, 2020 4:52 AM
  • Hello,

    you could also ask here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?forum=ITCG

    Regards, Guido

    Monday, June 22, 2020 6:36 AM