SMB & Robocopy

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SMB & Robocopy

L1 Bithead


I have server 2016  with all patches and I use Robocopy to sync files to the  backup server. RC kill smb "server service" several times per day, no event log. Windows 10 clients cant access shares.The only solution is to restart the  server. Can even restart server service, which stuck in stopping state. I like robocopy But, can't anymore use this stupid SMB protocol. Can reproduce error if sync to remote server. Than remote server 2012 r2 stops respond to smb shares. Any solution or something instead ?

Note:I posted this issue in some forums but I didn't find any solution till now, I hope that I will find helpful info here .


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Both tested and now I had no problem with the speed but I will purchase Gs RichCopy 360, it is the suitable one for our budget.

Many thanks memyneo

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L1 Bithead

Robocopy uses SMB protocol which does not do well with high latency. And I found this link it may help

@memyneo this is unfortunately that robocopy used SMB, also the solution in the mentioned link is not recommended,it will not help more.

How can you solve an issue like that??

I think you need something that does not use SMB copy. Something like GoodSync for server or Gs RichCopy 360 Ent version which offers RTA. Both use a single TCP port to copy and made especially for wan copying and small files too. Google both and try the trial versions first 

I did a full search for GoodSync and Gs RichCopy 360 and I think I will give both a try.... I will feed you back.


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