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Hello everyone,

I hope someone can help. I have had a few stabs at this but it doesn't seem to be working.

I need help writing a script that will zip up the previous month's worth of logfiles, move the zip to a network folder on a mapped drive and then delete the original logs.

The compression format isn't too important, as long as it's fast and gets reasonably good compresion ratios with text/html files, which should be all. I've been favouring 7zip.

The script language isn't too important either as long as it can be run completely in the background as a Windows 7 scheduled task and not impact performance. This rules out linux shell scripting.

An example of the format for todays logs would be:

Webs - Daily - 14 - 09 - 11.txt
OR
Webs - Daily - 14 - 09 - 11.html

Also, there is usually only one file per day, html or text.

Etc

If anyone can help I'd be very grateful.

Regards,
Anthony
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try something like that:


$lastMonth = ($Now.AddMonths(-1)).month
$SourcePath = "X:\sourceDirectory"
$DestPath = "\\Server\TargetPath"
$FileName="MyZip.zip"
$ZipPath=$SourcePath + $FileName

$files = dir $SourcePath

# empty arrays to hold file lists
$movedFiles = @()
$skippedFiles = @()
#create zip file
$ZipFile = (new-object -com shell.application).NameSpace($path) 

foreach ($file in $files){
	if (($file.lastwritetime).month -eq $lastMonth){
		$newname = $DestPath + "\" + $file.name + "-" + $file.lastwritetime.tostring("yyyy-MMM-dd")		
		$ZipFile.CopyHere($file.fullname)} 

		
		
	}# end if
}# end for

#move zip file
move-item -ev a -path $ZipFile.fullname -destination $DestPath + "\" + $FileName

#loop through old files, deleting them
foreach ($file in $files){
	if (($file.lastwritetime).month -eq $lastMonth){
		Remove-Item $file | out-null
	}

}

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Could be done using 7zip from a BAT file.

Would you run the scheduled job on say the last day of the month, after the backup file has been created?  This would take the date logic out of the mix, and the script could just grab all files in the folder and place them in the monthly archive on the server.

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@AnthonyUK

Any feedback?

~bp
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