Nightly Backup of Single File

Posted on 2004-04-21
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...


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sirbounty earned 500 total points
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This should do it...

@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...

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

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

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ID: 10885421
Ok I got it ;-) Thanks!
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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

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@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. =)

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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...

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