Using RoboCopy with PowerShell – Parameterized

The code sets the source path, destination path, and log file path using variables. It creates an array variable ($robocopyParams) that holds the parameters for the robocopy command, including the source, destination, and log file paths. Finally, it executes the robocopy command using the parameters from the $robocopyParams array.

$sourcePath = "C:\Path\to\source"
$destinationPath = "C:\Path\to\destination"
$logPath = "C:\Path\to\log\file.log"

$robocopyParams = @(

Robocopy @robocopyParams
  1. $sourcePath = "C:\Path\to\source": Sets the source path of the files or directories you want to copy.
  2. $destinationPath = "C:\Path\to\destination": Sets the destination path where the files or directories will be copied to.
  3. $logPath = "C:\Path\to\log\file.log": Specifies the path and filename for the log file that will capture the output of the robocopy command.
  4. $robocopyParams = @(...): Creates an array variable named $robocopyParams that holds the parameters for the robocopy command.
  5. $sourcePath, $destinationPath: The source and destination paths are added as individual elements to the $robocopyParams array.
  6. "/E", "/COPYALL": The /E switch copies all subdirectories, including empty ones. The /COPYALL switch copies all file information including timestamps, attributes, and NTFS security permissions. These switches are added as separate elements to the $robocopyParams array.
  7. "/LOG:$logPath": The /LOG switch specifies the log file path. The $logPath variable is added as part of the element in the $robocopyParams array.
  8. Robocopy @robocopyParams: Executes the robocopy command using the splatting technique, passing the individual elements of the $robocopyParams array as parameters to the robocopy command.
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