Robocopy multi-threaded copies

Greetings,

I couldn't find a forum for the command line or Robocopy.

I'm using Robocopy to backup my files, and it takes several hours. I'm thinking of trying the multi-threaded (/mt) option, but I haven't been able to find much documentation about it.

The default value for multi-threaded (/mt) is 8 threads. Where should I start? Task Manager says my computer has two cores and four logical processors. Or does it depend on my network?

The range for multi-threaded is 1 to 128. Could anything bad happen if I try a value too high?

Thanks,

Shane.

Hi,

There might be a forum or a website where someone can assist you regarding Robocopy. However, we would like to know if you're connected to the domain server? It is for us to provide you the link for the appropriate support who can assist you regarding Robocopy.

We're looking forward to your response.

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I should have mentioned that in my first post.

I'm not connected to a domain server. I have an external hard drive connected to my home network, and another drive connected directly by USB 3.

I want Robocopy to run as quickly as possible. I close all other applications, and I'm not worried about the network being saturated.

Thanks,

Shane.

Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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We appreciate your response and the information provided, Shane! Let's check with IT Professionals on TechNet forum regarding your concern with Robocopy. We suggest that you post your query on this link. Click on "Ask a question" at the upper left of the page.

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We appreciate your response and the information provided, Shane! Let's check with IT Professionals on TechNet forum regarding your concern with Robocopy. We suggest that you post your query on this link. Click on "Ask a question" at the upper left of the page.

Thanks. I posted a question there.

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