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Robocopy - Backup data from mutiple computers using list and batch file

Posted on 2012-04-03
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Hey guys,

I have been trying to develop a script to backup the Win XP "Documents and Settings" directory on computers in a pilot group we are getting ready to deploy Windows 7 to.

We have informed them to back up their own data and only doing this as a fail safe. I am not getting very far with this script and to be honest am at the end of a development phase that I can't think straight after. This is what I have so far. If someone could help me complete it I'd really appreciate it.

for /f  %%a in (PCList.txt) do (
md \\<serverpath>\%%a\
)
for /f  %%C in (PCList.txt) do (
   robocopy "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\" ^
 \\<serverpath>\%%C\ /MIR /W:1 /R:1 ^
 /LOG+:"\\<serverpath>\%%C\%%C.log" ^
 /XD "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\Administrator" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\Default User" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\All Users" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\%username%"
)

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Cheers
G_M
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Question by:G_M
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by:2Cs
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This is the script I use to backup folders on demand:

echo on Replication Starting..........


:########################
:Clear all mapped drives#
:########################

net use * /d /y


:###################################
:Mapping of Replication directories#
:###################################

net use i: \\Server\Share
net use l: \\Server\Share
net use u: \\Server\Share
net use y: \\Server\Share
net use t: \\Server\Share
net use o: \\Server\Share$

:#########################
:Replication of - Web#
:#########################

robocopy i:\Webserver z:\Webserver /e /copy:DAT /R:2 /W:2


:#########################
:Replication of - DC02#
:#########################

robocopy \\Server\Documentation$ z:\Server\Documentation /e /copy:DAT /R:2 /W:2

robocopy \\Server\Users z:\Server\Users /e /copy:DAT /R:2 /W:2


:#############################
:Replication of - Server#
:#############################

robocopy y: z:\Server\Share /e /copy:DAT /R:2 /W:2


:########################
:Clear all mapped drives#
:########################

net use * /d /y

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A list of switches and commands can be found here:

http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
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by:Bill Prew
ID: 37800595
That doesn't look unreasonable, what problem(s) are you having?

~bp
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G_M earned 0 total points
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The link that 2Cs sent pointed out an error in the source and destination paths

If either the source or desination are a "quoted long foldername" do not include a trailing backslash as this will be treated as an escape character, i.e. "C:\some path\" will fail but "C:\some path\\" or "C:\some path\." or "C:\some path" will work.

for /f  %%a in (PCList.txt) do (
md \\<serverpath>\%%a\
)
for /f  %%C in (PCList.txt) do (
   robocopy "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings" ^
 "\\<serverpath>\%%C" /MIR /W:1 /R:1 ^
 /LOG+:"\\<serverpath>\%%C\%%C.log" ^
 /XD "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\Administrator" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\Default User" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\All Users" ^
 "\\%%C\C$\Documents and Settings\%username%"
)

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Thanks for the link.

Cheers
G_M
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by:G_M
ID: 37820820
The link provided had comprehensive information about the tool I was using
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