+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
How do you do....it? Thread, Script to copy file/folder from network location in Technical; Hi, We have Symantec Backup Exec on our main server, but I am finding that there are odd files or ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    271
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Wink Script to copy file/folder from network location

    Hi,

    We have Symantec Backup Exec on our main server, but I am finding that there are odd files or folders stored on other servers, which could well do with being backed up.
    Rather than purchase more licences of Symantec, it would be much easier if I could create a script to simply copy the folder or file across to the main server such that it can be backed up.

    Does anyone know if there is a way of doing this? The main problem will be that the files or folders are on another server on the network, so presumably would need to be accessed via a net map and I know that command prompt does not work so well with net maps, maybe power shell?

    Any help would be really good

  2. #2

    Steve21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Swindon
    Posts
    2,696
    Thank Post
    335
    Thanked 515 Times in 483 Posts
    Rep Power
    179
    Obviously you won't need all I put in there as that was for full backup etc, but Robocopy works with UNC paths etc.

    robocopy help

    Any use?

    Steve

  3. Thanks to Steve21 from:

    talksr (25th September 2013)

  4. #3
    hallb15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    405
    Thank Post
    462
    Thanked 231 Times in 149 Posts
    Rep Power
    74
    I would say use robocopy in a batch file and schedule it to run so that it completes before the server is backed up.
    The downside of this approach is that it won't copy any files that happen to be in use at the time robocopy is run. You can add the /r:0 and /w:0 switches so that it doesn't fail at the first error, but this will still leave you with uncopied files if they were in use at the time.

    If the files are that important, bite the bullet and buy the Backup Exec server agent you require - I don't think its that expensive, especially if the data on the second server is of high enough importance.

  5. Thanks to hallb15 from:

    talksr (25th September 2013)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    271
    Thank Post
    177
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Thanks for your posts. I think I am just going to take the plunge and get the Backup Exec agent I need.

    Can anyone recommend some good backup mediums to backup on to? I have been using a 2tb nas, and our HP StorageWorks SAN server, but both are filling up and I could do with something dedicated for backups. Had looked at this which looked quite impressive:
    QNAP TS-869 PRO 8 Bay NAS Enclosure | Ebuyer.com
    It would be easy enough to backup to disk.

    Any suggestions would be really appreciated!

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 7
    Last Post: 28th May 2013, 11:18 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th April 2012, 11:26 AM
  3. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30th January 2012, 03:03 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last Post: 17th September 2009, 10:52 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •