Anyone familair with robocopy?

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  1. slicendice's Avatar
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       #21

    OH, you also have the U folder there, hahah...let me rewrite the batch a bit
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  2. slicendice's Avatar
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       #22

    I updated the SCRIPT
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       #23

    Hi again :P

    thanks for being so awesome and helping me with this. Unfortunately it didnt work. I extracted the batch file to my U/backups folder and ran it and the cmd window just opened and closed. Figured perhaps it needed to be ran as admin but the result was the same >.<

    EDIT to be clear (i barely know what im looking at) but just to make sure.... The U/backups folder has plenty of stuff i need to NOT be deleted in it. Only the hierarchies >going forward has to go.
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    Ha! we have a win!

    I had to put it into the hierarchy folder instead of the backup folder. then i was able to delete the hierarchies folder manually.

    Thaaaank you. Would have NEVER happened on my own <3

    after re reading your post it appears that it woul dhave in fact eradicated my backups folder and i would have died a little inside. Not sure if having all kinds of stuff in there is what saved me, or some fluke.. but regardless moving it down 1 folder gave me a win :)
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    so just to be clear, so i dont get myself in trouble again.... two questions.

    1) this will work without the aforementioned issue? robocopy U:\ U:\Backups\Hierarchies\U\ /e /xf * /a-:sh /xo /xd "System Volume Information" "U:\Backup\Hierarchies"

    2) I shouldnt have to omit anything from other drives unless I was making the backup on the same/parent drive correct? afterwards I can revert to something like
    robocopy T:\ U:\Backups\Hierarchies\T\ /e /xf * /a-:sh /xo /xd "System Volume Information" ?

    3) (bonus question) I assume I can just create a batch and they'll run in succession simply by listing one after the other yes?

    The idea is to make a batch referencing all my hard disks (apart from system disk obvsly) and have them create a folder with their drive letter on my flash drive inside the backups/hierarchies folder. After I have them there I'll also toss em in the cloud. As you can imagine I have a bad memory and a lotta years tailoring a lotta data in a very organized fashion courtesy of some excellent OCD.

    God forbid I lost anything at least I wouldnt have to remember the whats and wheres, I could grab entire directory trees and "re-fill"

    I may move on/graduate to backing up in a legimate way with robocopy similar to what bree does at some point, but at the moment until I buy some 4tb drives, space is at a premium and the relevent big stuff is backed up manually here or there.

    For now I simply want the directory structures copied without the files, and the ability to re run it and have it add anything I may have added in the future. (not sure if theres a way to make it remove anything i remove either ala batch? Similar to the way a sync'd folder would work?)
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  6. slicendice's Avatar
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    This command should work:

    Code:
    robocopy U:\ U:\Backups\Hierarchies\U\ /e /xf * /a-:sh /xo /xd "System Volume Information" "U:\Backups"
    


    Copy paste it.
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  7. Posts : 681
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       #27

    it did. I'm finally all set and working. Thus far.

    Thank you VERY VERY much for all your time, help, and patience.

    TY to everyone else as well. This community rocks!
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  8. slicendice's Avatar
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    klepp0906 said:
    it did. I'm finally all set and working. Thus far.

    Thank you VERY VERY much for all your time, help, and patience.

    TY to everyone else as well. This community rocks!
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