date and time stamp batch files

I have this script in a batch file:

The robocopy works fine but thye namedate just does not work:

robocopy \\trams-pc\tramsDatabase \\dell-server\svrbackups\tramsDB
NAMEDATE /X /Q /Y "\\dell-server\svrbackups\tramsDB\PERFECT_TRAVELDB.IB"

Can someone please suggest how to add a time and date stamp to the file after it has been copied
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
Another utility worth trying is DateX at

for /f %%a in ('DateX -f YYYY_MM_DD_HH_MM_SS') do (set TimeStamp=%a)
for %%a in ("\\dell-server\svrbackups\tramsDB\PERFECT_TRAVELDB.IB") do (echo ren %%a %~na_%TimeStamp%%~xa)

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If you want a pure .bat:

set DateTimeNow=
set Dt=%date%
set Tm=%time%
REM e.g.
REM Fri 12/19/2014
REM 8:20:04.13
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ "  %%a in ("%date%") do (set MM=%%a& set DD=%%b& set YY=%%c)
for /f "tokens=1-4 delims=/:." %%a in ("%time%") do (set /a Hr=%%a& set Min=%%b& set Sec=%%c& set Mic=%%d)
REM If the hour is single digit, prefix it with a zero.
if %Hr% lss 10 set Hr=0%Hr%
set DateTimeNow=%YY%%MM%%DD%%Hr%%Min%%Sec%%Mic%
for %%a in (Dt Tm MM DD YY Hr Min Sec Mic)  do (set %%a=)

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call DateTime-YYMMDDHHMMSSUU.bat
for %%a in ("\\dell-server\svrbackups\tramsDB\PERFECT_TRAVELDB.IB") do (echo ren %%a %%~na_%DateTimeNow%%%~xa)

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Steve KnightIT ConsultancyCommented:
At the most basic level if you aren't too bothered about the date format you can add it using the output of %date%, one caveat being the format depends on the user running it, so it may be dd/mm/yyyy or mm/dd/yyyy or mm-dd-yyyy  ddd dd/mm/yyyy etc.

So the only thing to check specifically is change / to -, e.g.

RENAME "\\dell-server\svrbackups\tramsDB\PERFECT_TRAVELDB.IB" "PERFECT_TRAVELDB %date:/=-%.IB"

The %DATE:/=-% means take date output and change / into - character.

My article below shows some other methods of getting the date in the right format if you want something more specific:

doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
Sorry but none of the above work
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
> Sorry but none of the above work
Can you be more specific? i.e.
- What have you done to implement the above?
- Specific errors?
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
NAMEDATE seems like it should work, what version are you using?

If you test it from the command prompt, with just the /X switch, what does it display?

What version of Windows are you running it on?


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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
latest version - 6.14
Bill PrewIT / Software Engineering ConsultantCommented:
Okay, what does it report to the screen with just the /X option?

doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
Problem appears to be sorted
If I run the batch file from task manager as a scheduled task it works fine
I assume the issue was a permissions problem
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