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    Robocopy - Server Backup Scripts

    Hi there,

    does anyone use Robocopy for backups?

    If so, would you mind sharing your scripts. I want to do Full backups over the weekend and incremental during the week and keep a month on rotation.

    Cheers if you can help. If you can't, well thankyou for just ready!

    Have fun!

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    I'd be cautious about using robocopy for backups, as i'm fairly certain it wont copy any files that someone has left open, unlike backup software which normally can.

    Steve

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    There really shouldn't be any files left open. If there were surely that would mean that there were machines left on?

    My script, runs daily:

    Code:
    robocopy "X:\pupils\Y7" "\\backupserver\d$\Pupils\Y7" /S /E /V /NP /R:3 /W:10

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    Any idea what Error 5 Copying File . . . . . . Access denied means? I'm running this on a test server and logged in as a Domain Admin.

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    Are you getting it for every file, or just the odd one?

    This might help: Luis Rocha's Blog: Robocopy error: ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Changing File Attributes

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    latest iteration of the ones i use for user areas etc (not system)
    Code:
    echo job started >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt"
    time /t >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt" 
    date /t >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt" 
    robocopy d:\users "\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon" /copyall /mir /r:2 /w:5
    echo job finished >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt"
    time /t >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt" 
    date /t >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt" 
    echo. >>"\\nasbox\backup\Robocopy\users\mon\log.txt"

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