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Batch file to copy directory with date stamp

Posted on 2007-03-30
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Windows 2000 pro and XP Pro

Need to create a batch file that will copy a directory and all contents
to a new directory with the same name plus the date.

Example:
Source directory = DATA
Destination directory = DATA_033007

I will run the batch file every night and backup my data to another drive.

Thx

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Question by:Charles_Foote
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Christopher McKay earned 500 total points
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The following script should work for you.

@ echo off
for /f "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (
  set dow=%%a
  set mm=%%b
  set dd=%%c
  set yy=%%d
)

xcopy <source> <source>%mm%%dd%%yy%



Hope this helps!

:o)

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by:altra22
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Open notepad and write this line
xcopy /e /v /y S:\DATA D:\Backup\DATA_033007
and save it as *.bat then make a schedule to run this file
note that drive S: Source drive and D: destination
for more info http://www.ahuka.com/backup/backup3.html
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