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I wish to make a backup copy to a hard drive of my network files

First pass through it works fine and copies all directories and files.

Second pass I wish it only to copy new files (created after the file on the backup) and I use the below in a bat file

It comes back and says
 
Access Denied
Unable to create directory

g: is the backup drive and z: is the network drive


The batch file is below
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g:
cd\HDrive
xcopy z:\*.* /E /C /F /H /R /D /Y g:\HDrive

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by:Daniel Junges
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Sounds like a permissions error. Can you do a plain COPY of a file to the win7 machine?
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by:BobMc7771
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The xcopy command works the first time through (when it copies to a blank disk) and it copies everything

It errors when I am asking it to copy only new or updated files and in that case overwrite the old files

If it was permissions I thought it would not let me do the first step (copy everything)

Am I thinking correctly on that?
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by:Daniel Junges
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please try to copy with explorer one from the files that fails with xcopy
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I copied a file with explorer from the network to the hard drive intended as the backup and it worked fine

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by:Daniel Junges
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hi BobMc7771,
i have tested the xcopy with you options and copied data into a network drive, it work fine.
Please try to make an sub-directory on you g: drive and copy it into this new dir
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I would use the free Robocopy instead.

I hope this helps !
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