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I am trying to utilize a powershell plugin for amazon s3 to schedule synchronizations of backup files from a local folder to s3.

I can make it work if I make a script for each folder I want to sync but what I'd like to do is pass an argument from the command line to select the local and remote folders that the job should sync.

I'm sure this is pretty basic, but my scripting abilities are minimal.

Here is what I have, but does not work:

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$server=$args[0]
Set-Logging -LogPath S:\ps-log -LogLevel info
Add-PSSnapin CloudBerryLab.Explorer.PSSnapIn
$s3 = Get-CloudS3Connection -Key XXXXXXXX -Secret XXXXXXXXX
$dest = $s3 | Select-CloudFolder -Path "phxbackup02/VMbackups/" + $server + "@10.99.0.25"
$src = Get-CloudFilesystemConnection | Select-CloudFolder "S:\Local_Backup\" + $server + "@10.99.0.25\"
Set-CloudOption -UseChunks 1 -ChunkSizeKB 1024000
$src | Copy-CloudSyncFolders $dest -IncludeSubfolders -DeleteOnTarget
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My problems are on lines 5-6

I just want to be able to change 1 piece of both paths as the $server variable, for example, if I use the command .\script.ps1 "DC01"

Do I need to create 2 more variables for the source and destination paths?
Something like $s3path = "phxbackup02/VMbackups/" + $server + "@10.99.0.25" ?
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Qlemo"Batchelor", Developer and EE Topic Advisor
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It should already work that way. Source and destination path both contain the server name provided as a parameter to the script as you showed.
.\script.ps1 "DC01"  will backup "S:\Local_Backup\DC01@10.99.0.25\" to "phxbackup02/VMbackups/DC01@10.99.0.25"
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Ive tried both suggested ways and still have the same result.

Here is the error I receive:

Select-CloudFolder : The path specified doesn't exist.
At C:\backupsyncs3.ps1:6 char:40
+ $src = Get-CloudFilesystemConnection | Select-CloudFolder "S:\Local_Backup\$serv ...
+                                        ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : ObjectNotFound: (S:\Local_Backup\@10.99.0.25\:String) [Select-CloudFolder], Exception
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : The path specified doesn't exist.,CloudBerryLab.Explorer.PSSnapIn.Commands.SelectCloudFo
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It doesn't seem to be inserting the variable.


Would it be correct syntax if I used this:
$s3path = ("phxbackup02/VMbackups/" + $server + "@10.99.0.25")
$localpath = ("S:\Local_Backup\" + $server + "@10.99.0.25\")
$dest = $s3 | Select-CloudFolder -Path $s3path
$src = Get-CloudFilesystemConnection | Select-CloudFolder $localpath

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It does insert the variable, otherwise you would see the var name literally in the path string. $server just is empty.
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Ive got it working using variables for the paths. Maybe the PS snapin does not like concatenation.

Here is what I used to make it work:
$server=$args[0]
Add-PSSnapin CloudBerryLab.Explorer.PSSnapIn
Set-Logging -LogPath S:\ps-log\cloudberry.log -LogLevel info
$s3 = Get-CloudS3Connection -Key xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -Secret xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
$s3path = ("phxbackup02/VMbackups/" + $server + "@10.99.0.25")
$localpath = ("S:\Local_Backup\" + $server + "@10.99.0.25\")
$dest = $s3 | Select-CloudFolder -Path $s3path
$src = Get-CloudFilesystemConnection | Select-CloudFolder $localpath
Set-CloudOption -UseChunks 1 -ChunkSizeKB 1024000
$src | Copy-CloudSyncFolders $dest -IncludeSubfolders -DeleteOnTarget

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Thanks for the help, will split the credit.

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