Backup script

Posted on 2003-12-10
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Hi, I have (2) external maxtor drives connected to a Win2k server. Drive (1) contains several gig of tif images. Once a night I would like to back up only files added (modified) that day to drive (2). Can this be done through a dos batch file or are there any other scripting tools I can use?

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You can use a batch script wich you can schedule to run every night, wich contains this line:

xcopy /m <location of files> <destination of files>

see if it suits you.



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Maybe Robocopy can do the trick. It's a tool which we use to mirror a drive or copy modified files from one computer to another (or one drive to another) You can download it here:

Hope it will help you.

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Why do you recommend the /m switch instead of the /d switch?

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I recommend the /m switch as it only applies to modified files then. And if you run it every day, it'll automatically choose only the files that are changed that day. With /d all files are suspect for being copied so the processing time is longer also. (reading an archive bit goes a lot faster than reading a date)
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Thanks LucF :-).
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yw :)

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