Jump to content

Robocopy in an Array with Logging

Recommended Posts

The code below will run Robocopy without the Windows Command Shell and aggregate all three backups into one log file with the use of the carets (>).

A single caret creates a new log. Double carets append to the log.

If using single carets with the same log name, only the last backup will be logged as it'll be overwritted with each reiteration.

If different log names are used with each backup, there'll be three separate logs when using single carets throughout.

All three backups aggregated into on log file

> backup.log

>> backup.log

>> backup.log

Individual log files

> backup1.log

> backup2.log

> backup3.log

Best to use short file names with robocopy.

Help -> FileGetShortName

Robocopy is installed with Windows 7, can't speak for XP.

Dim $aArray[3]
$aArray[0]="robocopy C:\PROGRA~1\ABC\Data\Archive E:\Backups\ABC /MIR /W:5 /FFT /Z /NP > ""C:\Apps\Backups\Logs\ABC Backup.log"""
$aArray[1]="robocopy C:\PROGRA~1\ABC\Data\Archive C:\Backups\ABC /MIR /W:5 /FFT /Z /NP >> ""C:\Apps\Backups\Logs\ABC Backup.log"""
$aArray[2]="robocopy C:\Apps\Utils E:\Apps\Utils /MIR /W:5 /FFT /Z /NP >> ""C:\Backups\Logs\ABC Backup.log"""

FOR $locA IN $aArray
Run(@ComSpec & " /c " & $locA, @SystemDir, @SW_HIDE)
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators


Are you intending to post many of these short snippets? If so then please start a suitable thread (perhaps "NobodyWannabe's Snippets"?) in the "Examples" section and I will merge the ones you have already posted into it. But please do not keep posting them in "General Help" when you do not actually need help with the code. ;)


Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:


ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...