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Posted on 2011-03-17
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I have an external drive that I would like to make a copy of on a regular basis. I have shared the external drive and want to create a batch file on another computer to make a backukp.
Is it possible to tell the batch file to backup from an IP address and not give it a computer name?

At the moment one of my other batch files looks like below. I have tried replacing the name with the ip address but nothing.

rem set backu location
set dest=l:\typing

rem set source to backup
set source=\\exchts\d\typing

thanks
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by:djpazza
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if the ip was 192.168.2.100 then

 
rem set backu location
set dest=l:\typing

rem set source to backup
set source=\\192.168.2.100\d\typing

copy source dest

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by:bright12
ID: 35155700
You can also use the following free backup software

http://www.educ.umu.se/~cobian/cobianbackup.htm
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by:hari_b85
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Bacth can execute a copy from an IP address too.
Wht error are you receiving while you run the above mentioned script.
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by:hari_b85
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you can also use a command "Robocopy" which will copy the updated data and will reduce the time to copy also.
Do let me know in case of any help required.
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subhashchy earned 500 total points
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I think there is a typo in DJPazza script..Here it goes.

rem set backu location
set dest=l:\typing

rem set source to backup
set source=\\192.168.2.100\d\typing

copy %source% %dest%

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