CDR or Robocopy

Last post 08-19-2013, 11:04 AM by jackedaniels. 6 replies.
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  • CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 10-28-2012, 11:13 PM

    Hello All,


    maybe you coul dhelp to me. I need to replicate ~4 TB of data from the remote server to media agent where the backup unit is connected. I am using DDR job to local server's drive. after that CDR job to replicate data to media agent via low WAN.

    CDR job always stuck in "smartsynch scan" state and it can be 20 - 30 hours in the same and no any progress.. also, the flag appears near CDR job under job controller.

    I would like to ask you, can i move whole data from the remote server using Robocopy script ?


    My system: Commvault 8 SP4.

    Thank you very much !

  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 10-29-2012, 10:31 AM

    Even though its in smartsync scan is there any data making it to the destination? 

    With the right triggers moving the data with robocopy should work. 

  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 12-07-2012, 11:40 AM


    If you would like to preseed the data on the destination side you can run the Out of Band sync and then RoboCopy to the destination with the following switches added, /B /E /COPYALL

    Out of Band Sync from the Replication Set

  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 08-19-2013, 9:17 AM

    this may be off topic but I have a CDR pair that has fallen out of sync by severl terabytes and would like to use robocopy to sync it back up before using CDR again.  The issue is that i have stub file form the archive on the source and it wants to restore the stubs when it copies.  Is there a robocopy otpion to avoid the stub files??  maybe /MIN:10240 so that it only copies files that are a minimum of 10K since a stub is only 4K??

    Not sure that will work though since the size of the files is report ar 10 meg but teh size on disk is 4K??

  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 08-19-2013, 9:35 AM

    you will want to ensure that the /B switch is added to the RoboCopy command.  This will invoke the backup mode of RoboCopy and should allow the stubs to be copied as stubs.

  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 08-19-2013, 9:57 AM

    Actually i think you need /B and /COPYALL to have stubs remain intact.



  • Re: CDR or Robocopy
    Posted: 08-19-2013, 11:04 AM

    these are the option i intend to use

    /MIR /SEC /B /COPYALL /MIN:10240

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