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DOS batch file to copy and generate a log file only if there's an error

Posted on 2010-04-07
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I have a batch file I've written that copys a file every night over our VPN from each of our stores to the server.  The problem is that if there's an error then I don't know it.  Is there a way using a switch or DOS to generate a log.txt file only if there's an error such as if the VPN were down?  Below is an example of my file at present.

copy "\\192.168.2.121\Title Loan Professional Plus\database\titleloan2k_be.mdb" N:\Athens /y /z
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The IF condition must follow the copy command immediately like this:



   copy "\\192.168.2.121\Title Loan Professional Plus\database\titleloan2k_be.mdb" N:\Athens /y /z
   if not %errorlevel% equ 0 (
      echo %dat% %time% Error occured copying titleloan2k_be.mdb >>error.log
   )


this appends an error messege to the ERROR.LOG
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I meant %date% in the above code - not %dat% (a typo)

This might look neater:

copy /y /z "\\192.168.2.121\Title Loan Professional Plus\database\titleloan2k_be.mdb" N:\Athens 2>>error.log
if not %errorlevel% equ 0 (
   echo %date% %time% Error occured copying titleloan2k_be.mdb >>error.log
)

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by:flaggkort
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For some reason the second answer didn't work but this one worked perfectly.  Thanks!
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