Batch Script to copy and remove files from one directory to another

Need to do the following:

1) Local Disk: C://users/administrator/backup
2) Network Drive: Z//backup/production

Need to run a Batch script which simply Runs daily and COPIES all the files from Local Disk C TO Network drive Z. It also removes all the files from Local Disk C when the files have been copied successfully and Appends the new files to the Network Drive on a daily basis.

thanks.
timerackAsked:
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chakkoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
how about this:

move C:\users\administrator\backup\*.*  Z:\backup\production\  /Y


/Y is to overwrite is destination folder has a same file already.
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ghemstromCommented:
Is this a Windows environment?

1) Local Disk: C://users/administrator/backup
2) Network Drive: Z//backup/production

I do not recognize the slashes (/) - would be backslash (\) in Windows.

If this is windows:

Make a short batchfile:

Use xcopy with appropriate flags to copy files and directories
Use del with appropriate flags to delete copied files.

I assume that the files have different names from day to day - otherwise you have to deal with that as well not to lose information by overwriting.

The spec of what you want to achieve has to be more specific!
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ssisworoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
try this.....


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@echo off

echo ####### Renaming backup for safety
move /y "C:\users\administrator\backup" "C:\users\administrator\backupmove"

echo ####### Create new backup
md "C:\users\administrator\backup"

echo ####### Backup backup
xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y "C:\users\administrator\backupmove" "z:\backup\production"

echo ####### Remove backupmove after Backup
RD /s /q "C:\users\administrator\backupmove"

echo ####### Backup and Delete Complete!
@pause


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xylogConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Robocopy can do this in one command:

robocopy C:\users\administrator\backup Z:\backup\production /e /move

You can schedule it with task scheduler or the at command:

at 23:00 /every:M,T,W,Th,F cmd /c robocopy C:\users\administrator\backup Z:\backup\production /e /move

Please note that using a mapped drive in a scheduled task is tricky. You will likely have trouble with the drive letter. A UNC path might work instead but you would need to make sure that the account that is running the task has sufficient privileges to access that share.

For the AT command there is some info here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q158825/

Otherwise you can try using the Task Scheduler which allows you to specify an individual user account to use for running your command.

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ghemstromCommented:
Does Windows server 2003 contain robocopy? SSisworo is anyway correct about his part and XYLOG about scheduling
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xylogCommented:
Robocopy is a free download here as part of the  Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

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timerackAuthor Commented:
Thanks everyone for the response. I am reviewing it and will get back to you guys soon.
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