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Copy and rename files using VBScript

Hi Everyone -

I need to preform a daily backup of a file by copying an .mdb from one location (Location = C:\Program Files\PARKINVT) renaming it by including the date and time in the field name (File Name = PARK_INVT.mdb), and copying to a backup storage location (Backup Storage Location =  c:\Program Files\PARKINVT\BACKUPS).  Can some one help me on this?

Thanks In Advance!
Kev
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Michael_DCommented:
What do you mean by saying VBScript?
1) If it's just script (or code) written in VB than you can use this:

Dim Location as String
Dim BackupLocation as String
Dim FileName as String
Dim BacupFileName as String

Location = C:\Program Files\PARKINVT
BackupLocation =  c:\Program Files\PARKINVT\BACKUPS
FileName="PARK_INVT.mdb"
BacupFileName ="PARK_INVT_" & Format$(Now(),"d-m-yy h-mm") & ".mdb"

FileCopy Location & "\" & FileName, BackupLocation & "\" & BacupFileName

2) If you want to copy file from ASP Page using <SCRIPT language="VBScript"> and bacup files on server let me know and i'll show you how to do it

Regards,

Michael
 
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Ryan ChongCommented:
Try:

Dim fso
set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
fso.CopyFile " C:\Program Files\PARKINVT\PARK_INVT.mdb", "c:\Program Files\PARKINVT\BACKUPS\PARK_INVT" & Replace(FormatDateTime(Date(),2),"/","")  & ".mdb"
set fso = nothing
msgbox "Done!"
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Ryan ChongCommented:
If want to include time, just use:

fso.CopyFile "C:\Program Files\PARKINVT\PARK_INVT.mdb", "c:\Program Files\PARKINVT\BACKUPS\PARK_INVT" & Replace(FormatDateTime(Date(),2),"/","") & Replace(FormatDateTime(Time(),4),":","") & ".txt"

btw, are you executing the vbscript in a .vbs file or in a VB application? FYI, Format function is Not allowed in vbscripts writtin in a .vbs file.
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Kevin_SAuthor Commented:
QUOTE "btw, are you executing the vbscript in a .vbs file or in a VB application? FYI, Format function is Not allowed in vbscripts writtin in a .vbs file."

I am executing the VBScript in a .vbs file not a VB Application.  Are you saying the FormatDateTime function won't work in a .vbs file?  Just wanted to clarify as I copied what you provided above and it works perfectly..?

Also - would be willing to throw in another 65 points (all I have left!) if you could tell me how - using the fso.CopyFile method I could copy all files from one location (without knowing the exact names of the files) to another.  If not, no biggie I'll award you the 125 as offered with the question.

Thanks Again for the help - really appreciate it!

Kev
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Kevin_SAuthor Commented:
never mind Ryan - got it working myself!  Thanks for your help!

Kev
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Michael_DCommented:
Here the method to copy all files in directory to another folder:
 
        Dim fso As New FileSystemObject
         Dim f As Folder, sf As Folder, path As String, newName as String
         
         path = "C:\Program Files\PARKINVT\"

         
         Set f = fso.GetFolder(path)
         'Iterate through subfolders.
         For Each sf In f.SubFolders
           newName=sf.Path & "\backup\" & sf.Name
           fso.CopyFile sf.Path & "\" & sf.Name,  newName
         Next

        set fso=nothing
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ADP indiaCommented:
Thank you .... It helps me
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