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Old 02-12-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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Samba share causes Windows Robocopy /mir to keep rewriting the files.

I have a Samba share that I am copying files to with robocopy /mir. Problem is when I try and sync that with robocopy /mir it copies all files again even though they haven't changed.

Robocopy /mir works fine on NTFS to NTFS copies so I guess must be something to do with the use of Samba, I can't see why robocopy should be detecting all these files as changed when they haven't been.

Any ideas?

Thanks, Nick
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It's probably a timestamping problem. NTFS and extx timestamp differently, so robocopy is most likely detecting a difference and flagging the file as changed.

Have you tried the /xo and/or /fft switches?

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:52 AM   #3
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Yep tried that currently using:
robocopy <source> <destination> /MIR /FFT /DCOPY:DAT /XO
but still detects every file as modified.



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