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How to copy files and get a resultant text file ?

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I have a notebook that is connected to a Windows 2000 Server.
I need to copy files on a daily basis from the Server to the notebook.
I need a script that runs on all the files that i need to copy and inform me (errors.txt or something similar) of the files not copied... for any reason.. (file is in use...etc...)
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by:oBdA
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Safest way is to do this with robocopy.exe from the Resource Kit Tools.
robocopy "E:\Some\Folder" "C:\Some\Other\Folder" *.* /e /log:"C:\Temp\errors.txt"
Check robocopy.doc in the installation folder for details about the command line arguments, it's a very useful and powerful tool.

Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en
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by:Soutie
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another way is to use the DOS copy command (or xcopy) but using a ">' flag to capture the output to a text file.

eg copy c:\*.* c:\temp > c:\log.txt

you will need to use the /y option though because all outputs get piped into the text file.... even prompts to overwrite
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by:Soutie
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Sorry correction

eg. copy c:\*.xls c:\temp\*.xls /y > c:\xls.txt
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by:ammounpierre
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But I need actions to be taken when the copying fails on certain files... like retrying only those files after few minutes or so...
both the copy and robocopy do not allow for this...

thanks
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by:SteveGTR
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After doing the copy you can check ERRORLEVEL for an errors:

REM ** xcopy or robocopy command
if ERRORLEVEL 1 echo Error

You could create a routine to process files

@echo off

setlocal

del retrybatch.bat 2>NUL

for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /b /a-d c:\*.* 2^>NUL') do call :COPYFILE "%%a"

if exist retrybatch.bat echo Some files not copied, run retrybatch.bat to try again

goto :EOF

:COPYFILE

if /i "%~1"=="retrybatch.bat" goto :EOF

copy "%~1" c:\temp
if ERRORLEVEL 1 echo (copy "%~1" c:\temp)>>retrybatch.bat

Good Luck,
Steve
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by:Shift-3
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Robocopy can retry after a specified interval.  Use the /R switch to specify the number of times to retry and the /W flag to specify the number of seconds to wait.
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