Robocopy Backups

have a user that has a Windows XP Pro PC.
On this PC I would like to give him the ability to create manual weekly l backups backup.
He has multiple directories that he would need to backup; I have a USB hard drive to hold his backups.
I was thinking of using Robocopy to do this my plan is to create weekly .bat files that he could click on to copy his files each week to the drive and then at the end of the month run a bat file to copy the weeks backup to a monthly folder.
Does this seem like a good ideal?

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ahmad1467Asked:
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SysExpertConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Robocopy would be best for this- as it prevents dupe, bt it will NOT protect against deleting a file accidentally when using mirror mode, so you may want to try to  keep multiple versions, and the weekly full would rename them for you.

I hope this helps !
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pschakravarthiCommented:
Yes.  But consider use of Windows NT Backup.
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rr_milesCommented:
Consider 5 bat files for the weekdays run by windows scheduler or run by the user for version backups.
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ahmad1467Author Commented:
I thought about NT backup but the user would probably have problems restoring the files
And if I scheduled the backup he would probably shutdown before the backup window
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pschakravarthiCommented:
If it is the case your option is good.  
FYI,  you can call NT backup from Batch fiile also.  
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ahmad1467Author Commented:
Do you know how I would I backup multiple directories Example
RoboCopy /Mir C:\MYMAIL G:\Backup\MYMAIL
RoboCopy /Mir C:\Documents and Settings\ahmad\My Documents\Company G:\Backup\Company

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