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Windows Scheduled Tasks - Can you make it copy files?
nodnerb 
4/1/07 3:39:59 PM
Hero
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Yo.

Simple stuff.

Wanting to copy files from one folder to another on a daily basis
(because our system creates a daily report in one drive - but my admin staff don't have access to that drive - so I need to copy the files to a drive they have access to).

Can it be done in Windows Schedule Tasks?

Or is there something else I need to use.

Cheers.

:)~

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thylacine 
4/1/07 4:08:16 PM
Guru

What system does that? Can it not just be changed to do this to the other drive?

If not, should just be able to create a batch file, and tell Scheduled Tasks to run that daily.

So, quick-and-easy, just open a new Notepad session, with the following lines

copy <FullSourcePath>\filename <FullDestinationPath>

then save it as 'filecopy.bat' or whatever, add a new scheduled task, when prompted what app to run, Browse to wherever you saved the batch file, and select it, tell the Task Scheduler when you want it done, and bingo.

Obviously you should test it before scheduling, as the above command'll do it 'invisibly' (you won't get much on screen if anything; maybe just a quick dos box flashing up, the time taken for which'll depend on the filesize).

Alternately, depending how often you reboot your PC, just put the batch file in your startup folder in Windows.


Edited by thylacine: 4/1/2007 04:12:23 PM

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nodnerb 
4/1/07 4:19:17 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


hmmm...maybe the batch file in the start up is a better option, although that wouldn't happen when I'm on leave.

This is our Symposium drive. Scheduled reports can only write to the drive that it's on because "Yip" won't create a share to other drives (us 'vs them ITSC/Commander external contract thing).

Because access to the drive is restricted, I have to copy folders fairly frequently so that my admin staff can complete reports on data etc.

Better than what we had, but could be even betterer...I guess.

:)~


Edited by nodnerb: 4/1/2007 04:34:46 PM

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thylacine 
4/1/07 4:26:30 PM
Guru

Ewww... sounds like fun. Also sounds like the batch file (in place of some other scripted event) sounds like your only option.

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nodnerb 
4/1/07 4:29:39 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


errr....if it's scripted into my scheduled tasks...won't my lappy need to ne connected to the network and pluggered in to ze power for it to work...or can I attach it to my profile and have happy days there?

:)~

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schplade 
4/1/07 4:49:21 PM
Champion

can you put it into the scheduled tasks of the server or something? that'd be the best place to have it.

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nodnerb 
4/1/07 5:26:30 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


There's a thought. I wonder if I can access it directly?

hmmmm



:/~

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tantryl 
4/1/07 5:35:59 PM
SuperHero
Immortal


You could use a simple scheduled copy program like http://allwaysync.com/ as well.

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johnsee 
4/1/07 8:52:57 PM
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SuperHero

Titan


Why not use the backup program built into XP. It's surprisingly really good!

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nodnerb 
4/1/07 10:12:45 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


Where do I find that Johnsee?

:)~

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bastard 
5/1/07 9:45:10 AM
Titan

Johnsee: I am not sure the backup program will work, mainly because ntbackup creates a .bfk file out of whatever is being accessed.

Noodnerb: The scheduled tasks (or you can use "at" at the command prompt) with a command script is the best bet, if you need to use network locations, then use xcopy. Regardless of what method you choose, you will need to have it running on a computer that is on .

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nodnerb 
11/1/07 3:34:54 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


Hey

Working with some batch file education with thy's atm...dropped in this little beauty that the man suggested, but didn't work. Me o'l mate 8 posts up is querying the code...anyone wanna check it over for accuracy?

Cheers
 

copy I:\TARGET FOLDER\*.* \\pathofdrive\folder\personalfolders\folderwithmynameonit\TARGET FOLDER FO FILES\ /S /Y



Right?

Wrong?

:)~


Edited by nodnerb: 11/1/2007 03:35:40 PM

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Slace 
11/1/07 7:53:53 PM
Guru

yeah that looks pretty much right

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nodnerb 
11/1/07 11:14:48 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


Cheers Slace

Just have to keep trouble shooting I guess. Wonder why it's not working?


:?~

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Seloh 
12/1/07 4:30:00 PM
Champion

three possibilities I can think of (i know in your example you havnt used the real locations/URLs)

first option remove the final slash from the end of the destination location. {Ignore this one tested since posting and it doesnt care one way or the other}

second option if you have any spaces , maybe even if you dont, put the whole location in speech marks so the command prompt knows its all one entry, e.g.

copy "I:\TARGET FOLDER\*.*" "\\pathofdrive\folder\personalfolders\folderwithmynameonit\TARGET FOLDER FO FILES" /S /Y

third option would be to map and unmap the location as part of your scheduled batch file

net use x: "\\pathofdrive\folder\personalfolders\folderwithmynameonit\TARGET FOLDER FOR FILES"
copy command
net use /delete x:

Please let me know if any of these worked or not as little rusty in command prompt and would like to know if wasted your time or not. Good Luck



EDIT - Killed option one


Edited by Seloh: 12/1/2007 04:36:31 PM

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Seloh 
12/1/07 4:39:20 PM
Champion

PS i know it can be done cause one company i worked for scheduled task a command prompt app called Robocopy (fancier XCopy) to run nightly to copy files from a windows server to share on a UNIX server nightly

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nodnerb 
12/1/07 9:18:49 PM
Hero
Fairy Princess


I'll get back to this next week Seloh. Thanks for the tips man. Prolly try it Tuesday.

Cheers

:)~

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