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    15 comments  ·  PowerShell » Microsoft.PowerShell.* Modules  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Mark Fowler commented  · 

    The most important enhancement is the synchronisation aspect - only copy the files that differ from source to dest, optionally deleting extras (as per /MIR).
    But just how comprehensively do you replicate Robocopy's functionality?

    There's the mode that it runs in - restartable, backup, EFS Raw, move files, create empty files, list the differences, monitor source, etc
    Monitor source and rerun are probably more appropriate for a separate set of commands - similar to the Windows Server Backup Cmdlets - a suite of cmdlets that set up the job and run it, vs the WBAdmin.exe command

    There's what gets copied - data, attributes, timestamps, security, owner, auditing, etc
    (Here's a copy for you to use vs This is a backup that is an exact duplicate of all characteristics of the files)

    The filtering options - include or exclude based on timestamp, size, attributes, etc

    The retry options - number of retries and wait time

    The logging options - probably not so relevant to a cmdlet - output full status objects per file and use powershell Select-Object and Format-Table/List/Whatever to format

    In summary - the ability to do a sync is really important (to me). The ability to do all the other stuff (mode/filter/etc) will make it easier to replace robocopy with native Powershell.

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  3. 11 votes
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    1 comment  ·  PowerShell » ISE and tooling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Mark Fowler commented  · 

    And an editor command to change the indent of a selected block of code would be nice as well.
    (e.g. Select block of code, <Tab> to increase indent (by variable tab amount), and <Shift>-<Tab> to decrease indent)

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    0 comments  ·  Diagnostics » Analysis  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  5. 79 votes
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    13 comments  ·  Networking » DNS  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    1 comment  ·  Storage » Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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  7. 53 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Storage » Storage Spaces  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Mark Fowler commented  · 

    And give us the option to modify the write cache, updating the cache algorithm to more effectively utilise much larger cache sizes.
    (Also, if a write is bigger than a stripe full of data, then there is no need to read the previous contents to calculate parity, right?)

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    5 comments  ·  Active Directory » Management Tools  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Mark Fowler commented  · 

    How about getting rid of non-Advanced Features view?

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