VB Script or Batch File to insert date

I need to setup a script that I will execute through Windows Scheduler on a daily basis.

I currently run this command on our Windows 2008 Server:
D:\>robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup04112010.txt

I need the date to automatically 04112010 to update when the script is run.  I don't care if it is a VB script or a simple batch file, but it just needs to work so I can automate this process.

Please let me know and Thanks!!!
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TakedaTCommented:
Like this?
for /f "tokens=1,2,3,4 delims=/ " %%a in ("%date%") do (
	set today=%%b%%c%%d
)

echo.D:\>robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup\%today%.txt

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Justin EllenbeckerIT DirectorCommented:
Give this a try:
tdate = Right("0" & Month(Now),2) & Right("0" & Day(Now),2) & Year
RunStr = "D:\robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup" & tdate & ".txt"
Set wshell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
wshell.Run(RunStr)

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merowingerCommented:
Execute the below listed vbscript (.vbs) in your task scheduler
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
objShell.Run "robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup" &Date &".txt",0,True

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Justin EllenbeckerIT DirectorCommented:
On mine on line 1 place (Now) behind  year otherwise it will not work here is the complete code.  Oh and Merowinger Date will return M/D/YYYY which is going to break his log.
tdate = Right("0" & Month(Now),2) & Right("0" & Day(Now),2) & Year(Now)
RunStr = "D:\robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup" & tdate & ".txt" 
Set wshell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell") 
wshell.Run(RunStr)

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merowingerCommented:
Depending on the configure format ;) For me it's . (dot)
Below a formated one :P
Set objShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell") 
objShell.Run "robocopy d: r: /MIR /r:1 /w:1 /log:d:\backup" &Replace(Date,"/","") &".txt",0,True

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Justin EllenbeckerIT DirectorCommented:
Yeah I went with extra variable to allow for MMDDYYYY so on months like this its not 4132010 it will always sort well then. Either way it will do what he wants I jsut noticed his current formatting.
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Thanks!!!
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