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RoboCopy Script

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Does anyone know how to create a scheduled RoboCopy task to back up the contents of one disk to another?  I would be looking for it to run nightly and only copy new or changed files.  Thanks.
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create a schedule task
robocopy  source destination /MIR /S /XO
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Woudn't that need to be written as a batch file?
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you could write it as a batch file however you could also call robocopy as a scheduled task w/o it being a batch file.

You simply need to ensure the account calling the task has the require R/W permissions.
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Is there a way for it to generate a log file or some type of report in case files were skipped?
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/LOG:file : Output status to LOG file (overwrite existing log)
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by:perolin
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rem
rem Work kopieren
rem
Resource Kit oder nur als exe
rem 13.06.2008 ms
rem set StartPath=%~d0%~p0

set FileHome=\\srv3\work
set SIScript=D:\Server\Admin\Script
set SILog=D:\Server\Admin\Log
set FileBack=D:\work

echo "%FileHome%" "%FileBack%" /SEC /MIR /COPYALL /R:1 /W:2 /NP /NDL /Log:"%SIScript%\WorkCopy.log"
pause Kopieren ausfuehren?

robocopy "%FileHome%" "%FileBack%" /SEC /MIR /COPYALL /R:1 /W:2 /NP /NDL /Log:"%SIScript%\WorkCopy.log"

rem Copy Logs
set TimeStamp=%date:~-4%%date:~3,2%%date:~0,2%_%time:~0,2%%time:~3,2%%time:~6,2%%time:~9,2%
rem remove spaces (better for filenames ...)
SET TimeStamp=%TimeStamp: =0%
copy "%SIScript%\WorkCopy.log" "%SILog%\WorkCopy_%TimeStamp%.log"
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by:Leon Fester
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Depending on whether this is a backup script, using the /MIR switch enables mirroring so if any files are deleted from the source then it will also be deleted from the destination.

So unless you have a backup of the backup, you'll not be able to restore files after an accidental delete.

But if you're looking for folder synchronization the use the /MIR switch.
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