Mirror DOS command?

Discussion in 'Windows Applications' started by Skunk141, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Skunk141

    Skunk141 OSNN Addict

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    I seem to remember using this back in the day but it seems to have disappeared from XP and Vista, is there an alternative? Xcopy works well for an incremental backup with the /s /d /y switch but I want my backup drive to mirror my source files meaning when I delete something it's also deleted from the backup, xcopy does not have this function. The Mirror command has exactly what I need, free and simple if only I could get it! Any suggestions?
     
  2. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    syncback may interest you then :)
     
  3. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    or robocopy (in particular, the /mir switch).. can also have robocopy monitor the source and rerun itself after x number of minutes or x number of file changes



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    Robocopy can be downloaded as part of the windows 2003 Resource Kit.. but works fine on 2000, ui XP and Vista
     
  4. Skunk141

    Skunk141 OSNN Addict

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    Perfect, thanks for that, does exactly what I needed :)