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Mirror Folder

Is there a way to create a mirror to a folder i.e. History on the same local hard drive that does not delete any information, it appends each time?  This is for Windows XP Pro
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Crash2100Commented:
You could use a copy command to do this instead:

copy C:\test\*.* C:\backup /-y
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msbootsAuthor Commented:
I'd like it to happen more or less automatically and continuously append if that's possible.
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Crash2100Commented:
You could put that in a batch file and use the scheduled tasks to run it.  You can set it to run when the computer has been idle for as little as 1 minute.
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msbootsAuthor Commented:
When I went into task scheduler there was no option to set it to run every minute - it had daily, weekly or monthly?  Am I in the wrong place?
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Crash2100Commented:
Look for "When idle" in the drop down list.  Then you can set that to run your program when the computer has been idle for as little as 1 minute.
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msbootsAuthor Commented:
Thanks that works but it's not copying the history file there. I have changed the command to read:
copy C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\History\*.* C:\backup\ /-y
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Crash2100Commented:
try this:

copy "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Local Settings\History\*.*" "C:\backup" /-y
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Crash2100Commented:
Also, does the folder "C:\backup" exist?  If not, then create it.
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msbootsAuthor Commented:
as a matter of fact, i did already add the folder c:\backup
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msbootsAuthor Commented:
I changed the bat file to include the " marks and still no copy of the contents of the History folder.  When I open the original folder, of course, it has TODAY in it which is not a folder and I believe should be copied but it doesn't copy into the backup folder
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Crash2100Commented:
Sorry, I had the wrong command to copy that, I foregot that history folder is more than just files.

xcopy "C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\History\*.*" "C:\test" /-y /e /h
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cosol27Commented:
I suggest you give Smartbackup a look over, this utility may do what you want, it can maintain a syncronised copy of a folder with unlimited backups of changed or deleted files;
http://www.onlimemedia.com/products/smartbackup/

Cheers
CS
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Crash2100Commented:
thanks!
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