I think this batch file question should be easy
Posted on 2002-07-15
I want to back up a single file (a backup file made by msbackup.exe) to a networked harddrive on a daily or weekly basis. I would like to write a batch file to rename and move the temporary backup file off the local computer and onto the networked drive. Finally, I want to be able to move it to a folder which gets created each transfer and named with today's date.
1. create c:\backuptemp.bkf with a scheduled task
2. create z:\date_of_backup directory (or even ##-##-## as the name of the folder)
3. move c:\backuptemp.bkf z:\date_of_backup\backupfile.bkf
can someone help me write this batch file? basically I need help understanding how a batch file can get to the date and store it to a variable. I know 'date' and 'temp' keywords exist but not how to use them. Your help is appriceated.