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Copy a file in SQL Server using xp_cmdshell

Posted on 2014-07-30
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Hello Folks,

I wanted to copy a file with name "mts&Cs, MTC,MLA_77.rar" using xp_cmdshell in SQL Server 2012.

EXEC master..xp_cmdshell 'COPY D:\Source\mts&Cs, MTC,MLA_77.rar E:\Destination'

But, it is giving below error:
The system cannot find the file specified.
'Cs' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
NULL

It seems that it does not allow "&", "," and space.

Could you please take a look over it and let me know in case you have other thoughts?

Best Regards,
Mohit Pandit
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try to wrap it in quotes as below:

EXEC master..xp_cmdshell 'COPY "D:\Source\mts&Cs, MTC,MLA_77.rar" E:\Destination'


It will be something like below done in a CMD window right?


C:\>copy New Text Document.txt c:\lc
The system cannot find the file specified.

C:\>copy "New Text Document.txt" c:\lc
        1 file(s) copied.
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Thank you for quick and accurate response.
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