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Robocopy is not deleting existing files and folders from source, after /Move switch RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings. I tried to make a daily backups from one HardDisk volume to another using robocopy. 

    The main issue is that, if i user this command below:

    robocopy X:\test1\home\PC-009\Video Y:\test2\PC-009\Video /move /S /IS /XX

    Some folders going to be copied, but not MOVED. Robocopy just skips all existing files. 

                   Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
        Dirs :       158         0         0         0         0         0
       Files :    128148     17492    110656         0         0     10151
       Bytes :  32.441 g    6.58 m  32.435 g         0         0  304.72 m
       Times :   0:05:31   0:03:56                       0:00:00   0:01:34


       Speed :               29199 Bytes/sec.
       Speed :               1.670 MegaBytes/min.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Moved by Bill_Stewart Tuesday, November 7, 2017 10:25 PM This is not robocopy support forum
    Friday, September 29, 2017 9:21 AM

All replies

  • Greetings. I tried to make a daily backups from one HardDisk volume to another using robocopy. 

    The main issue is that, if i user this command below:

    robocopy X:\test1\home\PC-009\Video Y:\test2\PC-009\Video /move /S /IS /XX

    Some folders going to be copied, but not MOVED. Robocopy just skips all existing files. 

                   Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
        Dirs :       158         0         0         0         0         0
       Files :    128148     17492    110656         0         0     10151
       Bytes :  32.441 g    6.58 m  32.435 g         0         0  304.72 m
       Times :   0:05:31   0:03:56                       0:00:00   0:01:34


       Speed :               29199 Bytes/sec.
       Speed :               1.670 MegaBytes/min.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Many thanks in advance.

    • Merged by Bill_Stewart Friday, September 29, 2017 2:15 PM Duplicate
    Friday, September 29, 2017 9:16 AM
  • You cannot move files that are in use or are protected.

    This is not a RC forum.  You need to post utilities questions in the Windows forum for your OS version.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Friday, September 29, 2017 9:23 AM
  • sorry, it was maded by mistake 
    Friday, September 29, 2017 10:12 AM
  • if it is not a script, could you suggest me to make this operation using any scripts? bat, poweshell, vbs? I used to use short batch script usually.
    Friday, September 29, 2017 10:15 AM
  • You cannot bypass the issue with a script.  Open, locked and protected files cannot be moved by any method.

    You can use the server backup commands to copy the files but it cannot move them.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Friday, September 29, 2017 10:17 AM