RoboCopy the better XCopy – Parsing error logs

A few weeks ago I wrote about using XCopy to copy files and folder structures including their NTFS Permissions. Recently I came to the point where I wanted to see all errors and their related files, so I could fix messed up NTFS permissions. With XCopy however parsing the log is pretty much impossible. Also Microsoft suggests using RoboCopy as a sucessor to XCopy. And thats what I did. Using RoboCopy like XCopy In my other blog post I meantioned that I wanted to copy all folders and files including their NTFS permissions and ignore errors on the way....

March 12, 2018 · 2 min · Silthus

XCopy files keeping NTFS permissions and ignoring errors

XCopy is a very useful tool included in all versions of Windows. With XCopy you can copy large amounts of data with ease. Plus it has a switch that lets you copy over the NTFS permissions. Creating an initial full copy with XCopy 1 xcopy "C:\Source Folder" "F:\Destination Folder" /X /H /E /V /C Copy files and folders that changed since initial copy 1 xcopy "C:\Source Folder" "F:\Destination Folder" /X /H /E /V /D /Y /C Explanation of XCopy switches Parameter Description /?...

February 28, 2018 · 1 min · Michael

How-To: Extend windows partition blocked by recovery partition

When you are working with Visual Machines (VMs) and fixed hard disks it can happen that you run out of space. In such cases it comes in handy that you can simply extend the existing virtual hard disk. Since Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows 8.1 this is even possible while the VM is running. After extending the VHDX you just need to go into Disk Management and expand your partition. That’s the theory at least....

January 29, 2018 · 4 min · Silthus

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) behind Proxy

Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) behind Proxy Recently I came accross the issue of wanting to install apt packages in WSL behind a corporate proxy. Plus I wanted to update my yarn package by using curl -o- -L https://yarnpkg.com/install.sh | bash which also needs to go through the proxy. The solution is the same as if we want to set the proxy in a standard Ubuntu. So simply create a proxy....

December 13, 2017 · 1 min · Silthus