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rsync has a feature to only copy files which are not already there and by default will only update files that are changed. It can also compare simple hashes of the files at source and destination to check if they are correctly copied with the -c option. It has lots of options for configuring what and how it copies stuff. http://linux.die.net/man/1/rsync
the older drive has some problems What kind of problems? You mean it gives random read errors? If the older drive is not working correctly, there is no way to reliably know whether the data was transferred correctly, because you can't even be sure whether you are reading the correct data from the physical media in the first place! For example: To ...
Windows normally uses about half of the memory for caching disk files. This means that when copying, Windows at first reads and writes very fast the data, but that is an illusion since the data is only copied to memory. When the memory cache is full, Windows then has to wait for some writes to the disk to physically terminate in order to liberate cache ...
I would recommending reading my question on IT Security about this issue. Basically, the information will be there until it is overwritten on the original device. If you want to make sure no one can recover it, you'll need to move the data around the blocks of your hard drive, or completely zero out your hard drive (which will delete your data). Basically, ...
The question is tagged with cmd.exe but PowerShell is included standard since Windows 7 In PowerShell, this can be done easily as: Copy-Item -Recurse src dest or, shorter but the same: cp -r src dest
Use robocopy. Specifically, with the /E flag. robocopy /e src dest\src
Try this: xcopy /e src dest\src\ You need to tell xcopy to create a directory under the dest. If you really hate typing src twice and you have rsync installed, the following will do what you want: rsync -a dir1 dir2/
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