Solved

RoboCopy Script

Posted on 2013-01-09
8
704 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-14
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.
0
Comment
Question by:novanation
8 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
becraig earned 500 total points
ID: 38760660
create a schedule task
robocopy  source destination /MIR /S /XO
0
 

Author Comment

by:novanation
ID: 38760662
Woudn't that need to be written as a batch file?
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:netballi
ID: 38760666
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:becraig
ID: 38760673
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:novanation
ID: 38760692
Is there a way for it to generate a log file or some type of report in case files were skipped?
0
 
LVL 29

Assisted Solution

by:becraig
becraig earned 500 total points
ID: 38760756
/LOG:file : Output status to LOG file (overwrite existing log)
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:perolin
ID: 38760793
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"
0
 
LVL 26

Expert Comment

by:Leon Fester
ID: 38760936
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.
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
CloudBerry to Amazon for VM 3 95
"Google Drive" not show in "My Files" on Samsung Galaxy Tab A 12 188
hp laptop model 10 63
Recreating Server 2003 user accounts in Server 2016 9 78
How to fix error ""Failed to validate the vCentre certificate. Either install or verify the certificate by using the vSphere Data Protection Configuration utility" when you are trying to connect to VDP instance from Vcenter.
Workplace bullying has increased with the use of email and social media. Retain evidence of this with email archiving to protect your employees.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

832 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question