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miket11

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    creating a script to copy/backup, maybe robocopy?
    « on: January 04, 2019, 01:28:20 PM »
    Hi, guys I tried asking a question before but didn't get much traction on it.

    Can someone please help me, I'm just very new to all this and idk were to start.

    I need to transfer files between different servers

    When I run the script, it could be robocopy, but how much can I customize robocopy to make it do what I want.

    so when the script to kind of always be running in the back ground so I do not need to initiate it everytime.

    Here is the setup up I have.

    I have 2 servers. Server 1 is the source and Server 2 is the destination

    On server 1 I have two folders
    Folder1_under_review
    Folder2_production

    On server 2 I have
    Folder3_under_review
    Folder4_approved
    Folder5_production
    Folder6_backup

    so when I work on my projects and im finished with the project I want to save it to the folder1_under_review, the script needs to be able to look at that folder and move any new files to folder3_under_review. Once the file is in the folder3_under_review someone will look at the file and approve it by moving it to folder4_approved. when the file is in folder4_approved the script needs to take it from the folder4_approved and move it to folder5_production, but as it moves it to the folder5_production it needs to delete that file from folder4_approved also if same file name exists in folder5_production I want the script to backup that other file to folder6_backup.

    So when the file that has been moved from folder4_approved is finally in folder5_production I want the script to mirror or synch or copy this folder5_production to folder2_production on server 1. I want folder2_production to always mirror/have exact same files as folder5_production.

    Hope this makes sense. I have been looking all over the internet and didn't find a solution with robocopy

    Thank you

    Squashman



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    Re: creating a script to copy/backup, maybe robocopy?
    « Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 07:30:32 PM »
    Yes, Robocopy has a monitor option.

    But in your case you would have to have multiple Robocopy instances running in monitor mode to do what you want to do.

    miket11

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      Re: creating a script to copy/backup, maybe robocopy?
      « Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 09:39:39 AM »
      Thank you for providing the monitor option. can anyone help with the actual code of copying all the files, etc? I do not have a script written yet, idk where to start.

      Salmon Trout



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      Re: creating a script to copy/backup, maybe robocopy?
      « Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 03:38:13 AM »
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      can anyone help with the actual code of copying all the files, etc?

      Maybe Google for "free script writing service"?