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Why the script cannot copy a file from one server to another server?

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Hi:

I'd like to create a simple scheduled task which copies a file from one server, say A, to another server say B. Assumed that on A, the file is in A1\DATA\file1 and I would like to copy to B inot the folder B1\DATA\file1

I already shared the the folder B1so that with the same account log in on A, that account ahs full control of B1.

I've tested do manually copy file 1 from A to B and it works correctly.

Then I write a text file (using note pad) with the following content:

//=========
@echo off
set Source=A1:\DATA\File1
set Target=B1:\DATA\File1
copy "%Source%" "%Target%"
//========

Then I create a scheduled task (control panel --> Scheduled Task --> ...)

And I run the task to test but the task does not copy the file from A to B as expected.

Do you know what causes this problem.

Thanks a lot.

Somits
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by:AnthonyP9618
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Try mapping the drives then try the copy... For example:

//=========
@echo off
set Source=F:\DATA\File1
set Target=E:\DATA\File1
copy "%Source%" "%Target%"
//========

Where the F drive is a folder mapped to server A1 and the E drive is a folder mapped to server A2.
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by:SwassLikeMe
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Use a UNC path.  The way to do this is:

\\servername\sharename\directoryname\filename.ext

So for example
set Source="\\server\data\file1"
set Dest="\\server\data\file2"
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If you're running this as a scheduled task with the SYSTEM account it will not have access to the remote drive. You need to either:
Run the scheduled task as the account with the rights.
Copy C:\Path\ToFiles \\Server\Share\Path\ToFiles
or
Run the scheduled task as the SYSTEM account and add a line to map the drive on the other server
Net Use Z: \\Server\Share /u:DomainOrServer\Account Password
Copy C:\Path\ToFiles Z:\PathToFiles
Net Use Z: /d

You may also want to investigate using xcopy or robocopy to copy multiple files in a directory structure.

HTH,

Wallsy
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