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Okay, you guys are starting to lose me. So I'm going to post what I'm doing to see if I'm on the right page.

I need it to back up all the files in the source folder, and all the contents and folders within that source folder. I also need this to backup files in use, especially since I use things like Rocketdock which always has files in use but still needs to get them backed up. I don't want to purge any files nor do I want to create a log I won't look at. I just need any updated files copied from my source to my backup drive.

First step I do is download the 64 bit ShadowSpawn from your link.
Second, I unzipped both files from ShadowSpawn into my system32 folder.
Third, I created a bat file with this code:
Code:
shadowspawn C:\\My Stuff\\ Q: Robocopy Q:\\ G:\\Backup\\Archive\\ /E
Fourth, I saved the bat file in my My Stuff folder because I want it backed up too.
Then I just double click it and let it run.

Does that all sound right?
post #52 of 344
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Originally Posted by DrC;15346272 
Okay, you guys are starting to lose me. So I'm going to post what I'm doing to see if I'm on the right page.

I need it to back up all the files in the source folder, and all the contents and folders within that source folder. I also need this to backup files in use, especially since I use things like Rocketdock which always has files in use but still needs to get them backed up. I don't want to purge any files nor do I want to create a log I won't look at. I just need any updated files copied from my source to my backup drive.

First step I do is download the 64 bit ShadowSpawn from your link.
Second, I unzipped both files from ShadowSpawn into my system32 folder.
Third, I created a bat file with this code:
Code:
shadowspawn C:\My Stuff\ Q: Robocopy Q:\ G:\Backup\Archive\ /E


Fourth, I saved the bat file in my My Stuff folder because I want it backed up too.
Then I just double click it and let it run.

Does that all sound right?


That looks good! The only thing I would recommend you do is add the /MIR flag after the /E. What /MIR will do is mirror your source folder to your destination backup folder. Lets say you decide to delete a bunch of stuff from your 'My Stuff' folder that you don't need anymore. The /MIR command will make sure it gets deleted from your backup also so that it is no longer taking up extra space in your backup drive. Of course, if you are purposefully leaving off the /MIR flag because you want to be able to go find stuff on your backup that you deleted yourself, then don't add it smile.gif

Even if you don't want a log, I would have it create one the first time it runs at least so that you can be sure that it backed everything up. The log spits out a nifty little table at the end of it which shows how many files were copied, how many skipped, how many errors, etc. It might be help making you feel more confident about what's going on. Afterwards feel free to take out the /LOG option.

But yea, other than that, looks perfect smile.gif
Edited by GasMan320 - 11/12/11 at 3:47pm
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Thanks, I think I'll give it a try with the log the first time as you said. I'll probably use the mirror option on some backups, but this particular one has more than one person using the files, so I don't want to lose them in case someone accidentally deletes something the shouldn't have.
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Okay, I tried it and got this error message about shadowspawn:

"The program can't start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
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Okay, I tried it and got this error message about shadowspawn:

"The program can't start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."
Hmm...that's strange. Maybe try downloading the Visual C++ runtime file from ShadowSpawn's Downloads page and install that. Then try using shadowspawn after that and see if it works.
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Hey, can .js files not be run via task scheduler? Iwas able to set it up so the pc wakes and shuts off after back up with the .bat, but when I choose the .js it won't run. Only the .bat has the ability to run for some reason.

Another issue lol.
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Hey, can .js files not be run via task scheduler? Iwas able to set it up so the pc wakes and shuts off after back up with the .bat, but when I choose the .js it won't run. Only the .bat has the ability to run for some reason.

Another issue lol.
That's strange, .js files work perfectly for me when run from Task Scheduler. If your .js file is on a non-boot drive, try copying it to your boot drive and then edit your Task to point to the new location and try running the task manually and see if it works.
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Yea, it's on a non boot drive. I'll try it out now. I really would like it to work on my non boot drive though. If not I'll just use the .bat.
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Well, it only runs the sleep.bat and not the backup.js. It runs the backup.bat though fine. :/
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Well, it only runs the sleep.bat and not the backup.js. It runs the backup.bat though fine. :/
Hmm, can we see your backup.js and backup.bat again? Is your backup.bat trying to create your log file on a boot drive by any chance? Or in a windows protected area? That might be causing it to error out...
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