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copy and move files using either vbscript or powershell or bat if need be

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I have a workstation that runs an app connected to some mdb files.  I need to create a script to copy and paste these files from the workstation to a network share.  Windows 7 backup is already being utilized for imaging so I can't use windows backup to backup and move the files to the share.
I want to create a script that copies and moves the files to a network share on a schedule.
I would like to use powershell but my knowledge is limited
vbscript and .bat would be fine.

the data is store on the local machine in a directory that is not a shared directory.  can I grab the files using some sortof $ share designator and then drill into the folder that contains the data?  

example.  no shares on the workstation.   the data is stored in  lets say.  c:\diagram\new
can I run the script on my workstation (not the in place workstation with the data) and move the files to the network share?
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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There are 3 computers in play
1) my workstation where I would like to run the script from
2) production workstation where the app and data are running.  -data not in a network share
3) the server in the datacenter where I want to copy the files to
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Since source folder is not shared, you'll need admin rights to mdb folder:

copy "\\mdbhost\c$\folder\*.mdb" "\\datacenter\folder"

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Note:
- The above will overwrite existing mdb files at "\\datacenter\folder"
- Does not consider that the mdb files may be locked (in use)
- To run it periodically, use Task Scheduler
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by:jamesmetcalf74
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thanks newvillage... can I also run the script using different credentials?
The above example is just a .bat file correct?
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by:NVIT
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Revised: Added /c argument

Yes, a .bat file. In Task Scheduler...
Actions, Program/script: cmd
Add arguments: /c batfilename.bat

For your creds:
General, Run whether user is logged on or not, Change User or Group
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