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Posted on 2011-03-09
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I had a question posted earlier about script to copy files and create a text document of the files that were copied:
I need a script to create a folder on a Log Server and then copy files from one Server into that folder. I need it to create a .txt file listing all the files copied but save that file in a different location. Here is the script I'm using now, so if we can just make additions to this it would be great!!!

@echo off
set T=%time:~0,5%
set dir=%date:/=-% %T::=-%
echo The target folder is "%dir%".
xcopy /s /c /y "D:\GCTI\Logs\KSC_SIP_Agent_1_Bac\Archive\*.*" "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app10\%dir%\"

The answer was to add to the existing script:
 >> "\\mysharedlocation\mylog.log"

I need a way to make the log file created named for date and time as I will run this script 4 times daily and need to not overwrite any previous logs.

The working answer was to add to the script:
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by:cefranklin
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Set an xcopy before to ouput the log file?

@echo off
set T=%time:~0,5%
set dir=%date:/=-% %T::=-%
echo The target folder is "%dir%".
xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\KSC_SIP_Agent_1_Bac\Archive\*.*" "\\usmoksc5app55"\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app10\%dir%\COPYLOG_%dir%.txt" 
xcopy /s /c /y "D:\GCTI\Logs\KSC_SIP_Agent_1_Bac\Archive\*.*" "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app10\%dir%\" 

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by:charlespliler
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I just need the output log file to be named according to date and time it is created instead of log.log as file name, I need 3/9/11 13:20.log
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by:cefranklin
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First off, you cannot use a "/" or ":" in file or folder names...
Second, use the %date:/=-% for the date and the %T::=%

%date:/=-% %T::=%.log

Also, I had an error in the line for your script:

xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\KSC_SIP_Agent_1_Bac\Archive\*.*" > "\\usmoksc5app55"\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app10\%dir%\%date:/=-% %T::=%.log"
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by:charlespliler
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Here is the script with the correct folder names etc, with the additions you gave me. I get a "network Path not Found error for the log creation but the file copy works just like it used to. Ideas???

@echo off
set T=%time:~0,5%
set dir=%date:/=-% %T::=-%
echo The target folder is "%dir%".
xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" >  "\\usmoksc5app55"\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%\%date:/=-% %T::=%.log"
 
xcopy /s /c /y "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%\"
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Your script is wrong... you have "\\usmoksc5app55 twice
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xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" >  "\\usmoksc5app55"\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%\%date:/=-% %T::=%.log"

should be

xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" >  "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%\%date:/=-% %T::=%.log"
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by:charlespliler
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I copied it exactly as you posted but it says: The system can not find the path specified
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cefranklin earned 250 total points
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Uhh, are you making the dir first?  I think the xcopy /s /c /y actually makes the dir but, the /L doesn't?

Try adding mkdir "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%" before the xcopy /L

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by:charlespliler
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That was it, no Directory to create the .log in. Thank you so much!!!!
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Glad I could help.
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You might want to put an "IF NOT EXIST" in front of the "MKDIR ..." for safety reasons. That way if it does exist it won't try to create it but if it doesn't then it will.

IF NOT EXIST "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%" MKDIR "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app20\%dir%"

Just an afterthought.

:)
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