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I have a batch file to copy logs from single servers to a shared loaction. It seems that if any of the files in the source directory are locked or in use the whole batch file command set fails and issues and exit code of 4. Is ther a line to add to tell the commands if there is an error with any of the files to copy to just move on to the next. Batch file is as follows.

@echo off
set T=%time:~0,5%
set dir=%date:/=-% %T::=-%
echo The target folder is "%dir%".
mkdir "\\usmoksc5app55\text\usmoksc5app27\%dir%"
xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" >  "\\usmoksc5app55\text\usmoksc5app27\%dir%\%date:/=-% %T::=%.log"

xcopy /s /c /y "D:\GCTI\Logs\ksc_sip_pri\Archive\*.*" "\\usmoksc5app55\logs\usmoksc5app27\%dir%\"
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Question by:charlespliler
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by:Randy Downs
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You could put these in your code.
on error goto

Here's a sample - http://newton.freehostia.com/net/batch/batguide.html
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Forget that link. It is so 90's. Nowadays we have much more powerful batch options - but nothing like "on error resume next". Because that is the "default", as long as no fatal error occurs.

I needed several goes to understand what you try to achieve. But I wonder if you really want only the top level files of D:\GCTI\Logs logged into the logfile.
Since %dir% is exactly the same as your logfile name, it sounds a bit superfluous, as date and time is in both the folder and the file name.
Nevertheless, constructing the file name is unnecessary, as you have it in %dir% already:
   xcopy /L "D:\GCTI\Logs\*.*" >  "\\usmoksc5app55\text\usmoksc5app27\%dir%\%dir%.log"

Further, I would rather format the time portion in %dir% like that:
   set dir=%date:/=-% %time:~0,2%-%time:~3,2%

Last note: RoboCopy should be preferred over XCopy. Latter is considered "depricated" since Vista. RoboCopy allows for much more robust copies, repeating until success or an error counter is reached, and many options more.
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by:Aaron Tomosky
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I also use robocopy amd set it for 1 retry in 1 second. This basically just skips files that don't exist.
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