I have tried the following to copy the files in Data to another location but received the error "invalid parameters." What is wrong with my command?
C:\xcopy c:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\Data c:\DataBackUp
I have Windows 10.
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Your source folder needs to be enclosed in double-quotes like this:
C:\xcopy "c:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.7\Data" c:\DataBackUp
Otherwise the XCOPY command sees the following as separate parameters:
It expects two paths, not three, hence the "Invalid parameters" error.
As a side note, it's only necessary to specify a path to XCOPY (e.g.
C:\xcopy) if you really have a copy of the executable in the root of C: and intend to execute it from there. If not, just start your command with