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    Wake pc up and login to backup hard drive?

    Hi guys,

    Just wondering if any of you guys had experience with backing up a mapped network drive at lets say 2am?

    I would like my machine to wake itself up (It's always put to sleep) Login and then do a backup onto an external USB hard drive.


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    WOl then run scheduled task

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    Quote Originally Posted by network41 View Post
    WOl then run scheduled task
    How exactly would I format the scheduled task? Can you be a bit more specific please

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    I think I'd start a robocopy or similar before I went home.

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    Tbh, I'm having issues already haha, Trying to activate WoWLan and it needs me to change the registry.. eeek

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    start backup [-backupTarget:{<TargetVolume> | <TargetNetworkShare>}] [-include:<ItemsToInclude>] [-nonRecurseInclude:<ItemsToInclude>] [-exclude:<ItemsToExclude>] [-nonRecurseExclude:<ItemsToExclude>] [-allCritical] [-systemState] [-noVerify] [-user:<UserName>] [-password:<Password>] [-noInheritAcl] [-vssFull | -vssCopy] [-quiet]

    These are arguments for the schedule.



    In theory it would be like:

    So I have it as:

    start backup -backupTarget: F:\Operations -include: Y:\ -user:<UserName> -password:<Password> -noInheritAcl -vssCopy -quiet

    Is there anyway to make it so that it automatically overrides previous files
    Last edited by Bradlys; 12th February 2014 at 03:27 PM.

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    Why can you not backup the source of the network drive?

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    how about a batch file containing code like:
    xcopy C:\VM's* E:\Backup\%date:~6,4%-%date:~3,2%-%date:~0,2%\VM's\* /Y /Q /S /D:05-01-2013
    This copies all data from one folder to the other, but only those files modified post the date at the end, it makes a dated file on the destination drive.

    You can then run the batch file from a scheduled task. You can look up the options for xcopy to make it overwrite ect.

    in win 7> control panel > task scheduler > create task > (conditions tab) - there's an option to wake the computer to do this task...



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