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0x4 error after running xcopy as a scheduled task on a Windows Server 2003 machine

Posted on 2008-10-29
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Had a batch file that copied a large file overnight from 1 server to another. Ran perfectly every night.  Moved the destination folder to another drive (E: rather than D:) on the destination server and changed the batch file accordingly. Now every time the batch file runs it finishes with a 0x4 error - "Started 16/10/2008 22:05:00 - "moveexbk.job" (moveexbk.bat)
      Finished 16/10/2008 22:05:17       Result: The task completed with an exit code of (4)."

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If E: is a network drive then use the UNC path (e.g. \\server\share) rather than the drive letter.

You can capture error messages to a file by appending something like 2>>c:\copyerrors.txt to your xcopy command in the batch script.  See here for more information:
http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/redirection.html
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The batch file does use UNC syntax, I was just explaining what I had done re moving the folder. The actual batch file uses UNC.
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Changed backup routine back to use D: and all works. Don't really see where the problem was with moving to E:  but problem worked around...
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