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Quicker copies with Robocopy . .

February 7th, 2011 No comments

So I was messing about with Robocopy over the weekend and I decided to re-run an old copy job, using a new Desktop.
Strangely, my copy did not kick off like it did before. The problem – the new version of robocopy has new features and new syntax (yes I know it has been out a while – thanks clever clogs . . . )

anyway, long story short, looking at the updated switches, I noticed :

/MT[:n] :: Do multi-threaded copies with n threads (default 8).
n must be at least 1 and not greater than 128.
This option is incompatible with the /IPG and /EFSRAW opt

How awesome is that! The new robocopy runs Multi threaded and can be ramped up to 128 Threads!!!!!!! (this is Vista onwards I believe. – seems something good actually did come with Vista?)

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