Solved

Robocopy reporting/ notification

Posted on 2010-09-02
1
1,378 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hello All

I have a Windows 2003 SP2 server and I will be nightly copying user data from there to another server.

I would like some sort of reporting/notification of how the nightly Robocopy job goes.

Does anyone know how we can achieve this? How can I be sure that the data copy job works - ideally, there would be some alert if it -didn't- work.

Any help appreciated guys.
0
Comment
Question by:Joe_Budden
1 Comment
 
LVL 83

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
ID: 33590654
Run a batch script that starts robocopy with the necessary arguments and sends an email (blat.exe from http://www.blat.net/) if the errorlevel is 4 or higher (check robocopy.doc in the ResKit installation folder for details.
Rough draft:
@echo off
setlocal
set LogFile=%~dpn0.log
robocopy.exe "S:\ource\folder" "T:\arget\folder" /mir /np /nfl /ndl /tee /log:"%LogFile%"
if errorlevel 4 (
  blat.exe "%LogFile%" -to me@domain.com -f robocopy@domain.com -subject "Error during robocopy" -server smtp.domain.com
)

Open in new window

0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an explanation of a simple data model to help parse a JSON feed
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
An introduction to basic programming syntax in Java by creating a simple program. Viewers can follow the tutorial as they create their first class in Java. Definitions and explanations about each element are given to help prepare viewers for future …
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …

815 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

12 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now