So I work with many servers and many customers. Usually I had to write a new backup script for every new customer and server. Therefore I figured I might as well just write a template that I can copy/paste everytime I have to implement a robocopy backup script. So here goes.
@echo off title Copyright 2009-2010. Niklas Jumlin echo Copyright 2009-2010. Niklas Jumlin : GLOBAL VARS for /f "Tokens=1" %%i in ('time /t') do @set tm=%%i for /f "Tokens=1-4 Delims=/ " %%i in ('date /t') do @set dt=%%i%%j%%k%%l set tm=%tm::=.% set dtt=%dt%_%tm% : NETWORK MAPPING set networkpath=\\lacie2\backup set username=<backup_user> set pwd=<password for backup_user> set alias=X: : ROBOCOPY SPECIFIC. What source to backup from. set source=E:\ : To exclude another dir, simply enter it with a space seperator. i.e C:\folder1 C:\folder2 : If you use brackets, you must enter the second excluded dir within the same brackets as the first excluded dir. set excludedir="E:\System Volume Information" set excludefiles="%source%robocopy_%dtt%.txt" : Types: D=Data, A=Attributes, T=Timestamps, S=Security=NTFS ACLs, O=Owner info, U=aUditing info set type=DAT set target=%alias%\ : Define Logfile set log=%source%\robocopy_%dtt%.txt set showpassword=y if %showpassword%==y set password=%pwd% if %showpassword%==n set password=(not shown) : LETS WRITE TO THE LOG echo Copyright 2009-2010. Niklas Jumlin >> %log% echo Backup Script Started: %dt% %tm% >> %log% echo. >> %log% echo Source: %source% >> %log% echo Target: %networkpath% (%alias%\) >> %log% echo Credentials: %username%/%password% >> %log% echo. >> %log% echo Excluded dirs/files: >> %log% echo %excludedir% # %excludefiles% >> %log% echo. >> %log% echo Below is Robocopys log: >> %log% : LETS GET TO WORK net use %alias% /del net use %alias% %networkpath% /user:%username% %pwd% cls echo Copyright 2009-2010. Niklas Jumlin robocopy %source% %target% /E /XD %excludedir% /XF %excludefiles% /L /ETA /COPY:%type% /LOG+:%log% goto finnish :finnish net use x: /del exit
5 thoughts on “Simplified robocopy backup script”
Is this suppose to be a bat or vbs file?
Thats a bat/cmd
These kinds of backups aren’t really a pain. A nice backup plan will go for years.
What exactly is the proper command syntax for your Batch?
Yes this is .vbs script and you can simple run interactively.