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Create small partition on large disk for FAT32


C:\> diskpart

Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.17763.1

Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.
On computer: INC1-D79

DISKPART> list disk

Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt
-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---
Disk 0 Online 3815 GB 0 B *
Disk 1 Online 231 GB 1024 KB

DISKPART> select disk 1

Disk 1 is now the selected disk.

DISKPART> list part

Partition ### Type Size Offset
------------- ---------------- ------- -------
Partition 1 Primary 231 GB 1024 KB


DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk.

DISKPART> create part primary size=4000

DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition.

DISKPART> active

DiskPart marked the current partition as active.


Leaving DiskPart...

robocopy with restart

When I need to copy files across an unstable network connection, the robocopy restart option (/z) is great.  It allows for resuming a copy from where you left off after a connection is dropped.  I like to pipe the progress into a log file in case I also lose the shell.

robocopy \\server\source-direcory\ C:\destination-directory /s /z > results.log
robocopy \\server\source-direcory\ C:\destination-directory file.ext /z > results.log

Robocopy TechNet


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