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Maintaining copies of files

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Last Modified: 2013-11-10
Hi Experts,
We have a script (based on xcopy in Win2003 server) that copies all new or changed files on one drive to a "backup" drive. Can anyone suggest a way to make a script that can be run from the command line to see if a file was deleted from the original drive and then delete it from the "backup" drive?
The concept is simple enough but I can't quite get how to do it.
Perhaps an if exist and then write the filenames into a list, then delete the list?

I have NO understanding of VB, so that's no help to me, but I can follow a shell script.

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If there's no script available, take a look at ViceVersa:


We use it to copy over large amounts of data between two NAS boxes and one nice feature is that if a file is deleted from the source box, on the next copy it also gets deleted from the destination box.

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Perfect. Thanks a lot.
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