This week test a full version of Safecopy2 (PINPOINT – commercial) and Robocopy (Microsoft -freeware). My goal is to copy as fast as possible 17GB of file ( 537315 files) from a folder to a network share and check the integrity of the copy.
Robocopy don’t check the integrity of the copy so i must make 3 additional step:
- HASH ALL SOURCE FILES
- HASH ALL DESTINATION FILES
- COMPARE THE HASH (you can use a tool like FASTSUM)
Safecopy do automatic these step.
This is the log of Robocopy:
As you can see: 537313 Copied, 2 Failed
The HASH verify:
In the *.csv file you can find all information about the files.
So? What’s the better?
Look the pictures… find the time spent and the time to fix any problems. For me, i prefer Safecopy2.
Question: “Why i need a tool to copy files around my Laboratory?“
Answer: “You never backup your EVIDENCE???“