Question script for copying data from one location to another

Mar 12, 2019
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Hi Everyone

Can anyone out there help me write a script to run via task scheduler that would copy a file from one location and place it in another?

we need to do a backup of a database backup and so far this task is done manually but would rather use task scheduler with a script that can run every day at a specific time. That would copy that file which is not very big and paste it in another location that location may be another pc or a attached HDD.

any ideas are greatly welcomed

thanks
 
I'm using Microsoft' RobotCopy, executed from a script twice a week,
Bash:
@echo off
echo This script will be executed twice a week, to backup following folders:
echo "D:\MyStuff -> \\Server\MyStuff\Backup"

rem /mir   Mirror directory structure
rem /log+: Append log to file
rem /log:  Create log file
rem /np    Do not write progress to file
rem /tee   Display on console as well
rem /b     Backup mode - reset archive bit on copied files
rem /R:2 /W:2    Retry 2 times failed copy operations, wait 10 seconds between them
rem /xf    Exclude files (do this so that giant files at the root folder do copy last)

robocopy D:\MyStuff\ \\Server\MyStuff\Backup /mir /R:2 /W:2 /log+:C:\Temp\Backup2Server.log /np /tee

rem pause
You may want to pay attention to "/mir" flag if copying folders.
 
Reactions: TideMozer
Do not use /mir unless you know EXACTLY what you are doing. If you muck it up it’s a really easy way to wipe out lots of data real fast

All he needs is a simple Robo copy batch file and the use task manager to run it at certain times
 
Jan 18, 2020
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robocopy is great for your situation and this is the ultimate guide to use learn it
and this link has typically the job you want to do
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/986447/batch-file-to-copy-files-from-one-folder-to-another-folder
and if you found any problems with learning robocopy , you can try any of it's GUI alternatives, you have peersync , teracopy ,gs richcopy 360 and secure copy quest as an examples
 

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