?
Solved

Nightly Backup of Single File

Posted on 2004-04-21
7
Medium Priority
?
261 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I need to do a nightly backup of a single file. This file needs to be dated and perhaps renamed with the date in it, or placed in a folder named the date. Filename 'filmsd.mde'. I was thinking perhaps a batch file would do...

Thanks,

Paul.
0
Comment
Question by:H4Inf
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 67

Accepted Solution

by:
sirbounty earned 2000 total points
ID: 10884528
This should do it...

------copyit.bat-----------
@for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/" %%a in ("%date%") do copy c:\MySource\filmsd.mde C:\MyDestination\filmsd-%%a%%b%%c.mde
---------------------------

Then, use Task Scheduler in Control Panel to schedule it nightly...
0
 

Author Comment

by:H4Inf
ID: 10885386
C:\BACKUP>backup_sen

C:\BACKUP>copy c:\films\filmsd.mde C:\backup\films\filmsd-Thu 04222004.mde
The syntax of the command is incorrect.
0
 

Author Comment

by:H4Inf
ID: 10885400
There is a space after Thu, perhaps this is the issue? How do I remedy it.

Paul.
0
Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

 

Author Comment

by:H4Inf
ID: 10885421
Ok I got it ;-) Thanks!
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 10886926
How'd you clear it?
If your version displays the day, you can adjust tokens to equal 2-4 and delims to equal "/" with a trailing {space}
Glad you got it working though.  Thanx. :D
0
 

Author Comment

by:H4Inf
ID: 10887033
@for /f "tokens=1-3 delims=/" %%a in ("%date%") do copy c:\MySource\filmsd.mde "C:\MyDestination\filmsd-%%a%%b%%c.mde"

Just added the quotes around the destination file. =)

Paul.
0
 
LVL 67

Expert Comment

by:sirbounty
ID: 10887098
Okay - so you're including the 'day' part of the date...
The last adjustment will exclude it (and you can exclude the quotes) if you're interested...
0

Featured Post

Optimize your web performance

What's in the eBook?
- Full list of reasons for poor performance
- Ultimate measures to speed things up
- Primary web monitoring types
- KPIs you should be monitoring in order to increase your ROI

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
This is my first video review of Microsoft Bookings, I will be doing a part two with a bit more information, but wanted to get this out to you folks.
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 1 hour left to enroll

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question