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Like many others I am very disappointed with the limitations of the new Windows Server Backup program found in Server 2008. But I REALLY need to be able to backup individual files and directories and back them up to a a specific folder (and not have the application take control of the entire backup drive so that it is no longer available in Windows). I am trying to think outside of the box and find some sort of simple solution that can backup files from one folder to another. Perhaps the scripted version of wbadmin can do it? Maybe XCopy or robocopy or some other command-line scripts? We used to use a simple product called cmdsync that would synchronize directories without having to completely overwrite the backups every single night. Unfortunately, it required FileSync to be registered and FileSync does not install on 64-bit yet. It would be nice if we could find a similar product.
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I would prefer a batch file or scripted solution rather than buy acronis or backupexec or something like that. I am looking for an effective way to replace what used to be a free and effective backup solution (ntbackup).
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I figured it out myself using Robocopy.
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Hi Lockesys,

I am in the same boat as you, and I was wondering what was the syntax you used for that ROBOCOPY command, and how did you schedule it?

Thanks!


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in a cmd window just type robocopy /? and it will list all the syntax then create a batch file and add it to the schedualed tasks and run the batch files when you choose.
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