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Need script to copy & replace a backup file on Windows PC to Windows server.

Posted on 2011-03-11
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I need a script to copy a backup file from a Windows XP computer to a Windows server 2008 by using the task manager on the XP computer....rough mapping would be...

\\UserPC\deptfile\backup\backup.bak

to

\\server\data\dept\backup\

The XP computer is on a domain with access to the server.

Also need the script to overwrite the previously backed up file on the server. Thx.
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Question by:Wilmette
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by:jawa29
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Hi Wilmette

How's this?

Const OverwriteExisting = TRUE

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.CopyFile "\\UserPC\deptfile\backup\backup.bak" , "\\server\data\dept\backup\", OverwriteExisting

Jawa29

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brd24gor earned 2000 total points
ID: 35110755
Alternatively, you could have your task run this line of code without needing a script:
echo F | xcopy /y /f /i \\UserPC\deptfile\backup\backup.bak \\server\data\dept\backup\backup.bak

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by:Bill Prew
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Save this as a BAT file, and then create a scheduled task in Windows task scheduler to run it at the desired time and frequency.

@echo off
set CopyFile=\\UserPC\deptfile\backup\backup.bak
set DestDir=\\server\data\dept\backup
if not exist "%DestDir%\" md "%DestDir%\"
xcopy /y "%CopyFile%" "%ToDir%\"

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~bp
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by:Flipp
ID: 35115942
If you need a good solid tool for this type of oPeration, then you can try Robocopy from the 2003 Resource Kit.
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by:Wilmette
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Thanks for the replies. I forgot to explain that the script will be run daily in MS Task Manager.
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by:Wilmette
ID: 35137776
I should say...Task Scheduler not Task Manager...ooops
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by:Flipp
ID: 35142396
You can use either solution by creating an executable scripted file and then calling that file from the MS Scheduled Task.

Do you need the code for the function you requested above?
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