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Hi Experts,

My pc  C drive  --winxp      , D drive---   backup data    Z: Netware server

Is there  good  freeware for WINXP, schedule backup daily from  Z: 's   certain folder    to  D:  


Regards .
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by:Dhiraj Mutha
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Windows itself has a inbuilt backup utility.
Go to Start > Run > and type 'ntbackup'
You can even schedule it as per your needs.
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by:ComputerTechie
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If you are looking for an image backup software i would recommend DriveImageXXL http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm

CT
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by:candychan611
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pspglb,

Your way seems working, but  i want backup up  original    files   instead of  one  .dbf  file

Because i need  direct access to  D:\BAKCUP get data by EXCEL or ACCESS

Stanley
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by:candychan611
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CT,

i installed DriveImage XML , but only  can backup  C:\  and D:\ , but cannot read   my  server Z:\  

Stanley
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by:SelfGovern
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Best, free, first: Xcopy.  Run it from a command line or from a batch file.  Use the /a flag to do an incremental backup (only changed files).

Full backup:
   Xcopy   source   destination\    /s   /v    /c  

Incremental backups (only changed files):
   Xcopy   source   destination\    /s   /M   /v    /c

A complete list of flags:
  XCopy /?
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by:TCB1
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Also, I've used ShadowCopy. It will copy an entire drive to another drive or directory even if the files are in use. I don't think it can copy from network shares however. You could use the synctoy for that.

http://www.runtime.org/shadow-copy.htm
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by:candychan611
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TCB1,

Installed shadowcopy, seems  not support  schedule backup  and   seems cannot  create  a  new  folder  by each time  backup, only  overwrite previous data.

Thx
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by:SelfGovern
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So write yourself a little script that will get the date and run shadowcopy with the target directory containing the date info, to whatever specification/format you need.

Have this script run as a scheduled job in Windows, once a day or as often as you like.
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SelfGovern,

I know that had  software to backup schedule .
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by:SelfGovern
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I am not sure what "that" refers to... your comment leaves me baffled.

How may I help you?  What do you still need for a solution?
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by:candychan611
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I mean  my pc administrator  (I am not )   was use  a software to automatically daily backup and we changed   new  pc, don't know what is that software  name , and i am not  famous to programming .

So i hope find  software to daily backup from OLD NETWARE SERVER to NAS

Thx
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by:Dhiraj Mutha
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Then you can have VBScript or a Batch file which you can schedule to copy data from one location to another.
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by:candychan611
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pspglb,

Can you give  write the  Batch file ?
I can award 200 points for you .

Thx
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What sort of scripting languages do you have access to?   You really need to write a script, not just a batch file, if you want a different directory each time.  

Heck, does BASIC still ship with Windows?

Any language will do.  Get the date, create a directory with the YYYYMMDD of the date, set that directory as your target in the line that calls whatever copy program you are using.

XCOPY does great at copying files that are not in use:
    XCOPY   [source]    [destination]   /s

If you only want changed files, add    /A   at the end.
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