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Daily Backup Script
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008
In the world of software development, and specifically in software support, we are often presented with situations in which we need to roll back to previous versions, whether it be for clients or for testing purposes. With the advantage of SVN and CVS we can roll back to states in source code, but to save time and often prevent a build-conflict nightmare it helps to have around setup executables and previous files that change on a regular basis.
I have used the script below as a scheduled daily task for sometime over the past months, and it has saved me countless hours and allowed me to have a quick turnaround with many of our support questions.
The script is a basic windows batch file, and it outputs a daily folder with the daily destinations I choose to back up. Without further ado, here is the script:
for /f "tokens=2-4 delims=/ " %%g in ('date /t') do (
if exist "J:\Backups\Daily\%yy%.%mm%.%dd%" (
rd /S /Q "J:\Backups\Daily\%yy%.%mm%.%dd%"
xcopy "C:\Program Files\Folder" "J:\Backups\Daily\%yy%.%mm%.%dd%" /s /i
That's it, very simple and to the point.
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