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Hello everyone, it's been a while since I last posted, but I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction to a solution to my query. I'm sure it's been asked before but a search of the forums hasn't revealed an answer yet.

I want to backup a folder, stored on my C: drive (every night) to an external drive (F:), but I don't want the previous, backed up, folder overwritten, because it has the same name as the old backed up folder (if you see what I mean). To that end I hoped that the folder, could be named with the present date and/or time, then backed up to the F: drive.

I'm using the "DirCopy" function to copy the folder.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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#include<Date.au3>

$backup_path = "f:\"

DirCreate($backup_path&@YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY & "_" & @HOUR & "-" & @MIN & "-" & @SEC)

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#include<Date.au3>

$source = 'source'

$dest = "f:\&@YEAR & "-" & @MON & "-" & @MDAY & "_" & @HOUR & "-" & @MIN & "-" & @SEC

dircopy($source,$dest,0)

Edited by Kerros

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Hello everyone, it's been a while since I last posted, but I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction to a solution to my query. I'm sure it's been asked before but a search of the forums hasn't revealed an answer yet.

I want to backup a folder, stored on my C: drive (every night) to an external drive (F:), but I don't want the previous, backed up, folder overwritten, because it has the same name as the old backed up folder (if you see what I mean). To that end I hoped that the folder, could be named with the present date and/or time, then backed up to the F: drive.

I'm using the "DirCopy" function to copy the folder.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

#include <Date.au3>
$rootdir = "C:\backups\"
$backupfolder = StringReplace(_NowTime(4),":","") &"_" &@MDAY &"-" &@MON &"-" &@YEAR
If Not FileExists($rootdir) Then DirCreate($rootdir)
If Not @error Then DirCreate($rootdir & $backupfolder)

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Hello everyone, it's been a while since I last posted, but I was hoping someone could point me in the right direction to a solution to my query. I'm sure it's been asked before but a search of the forums hasn't revealed an answer yet.

I want to backup a folder, stored on my C: drive (every night) to an external drive (F:), but I don't want the previous, backed up, folder overwritten, because it has the same name as the old backed up folder (if you see what I mean). To that end I hoped that the folder, could be named with the present date and/or time, then backed up to the F: drive.

I'm using the "DirCopy" function to copy the folder.

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.

$Dir = "C:\Dir"
$Dir2 = C:\Dir2"
DirCopy($Dir, $Dir2)
DirMove($Dir2, $Dir2 & "_" & FileGetTime($Dir2, 0, 1))

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Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry I couldn't get back sooner, I had a few connection problems. <_<

Many thanks GEOSoft, that worked effortlessly for me, I really appreciate you all taking the time to help me. :)

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Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry I couldn't get back sooner, I had a few connection problems. <_<

Many thanks GEOSoft, that worked effortlessly for me, I really appreciate you all taking the time to help me. :)

Glad it worked but depending on what you are doing you may want to use the comand line version of 7Zip to compress the folders to zip. It's much easier for incremental backups and you can just compare FileGetTime to decide whether or not to backup a file/folder.

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Glad it worked but depending on what you are doing you may want to use the comand line version of 7Zip to compress the folders to zip. It's much easier for incremental backups and you can just compare FileGetTime to decide whether or not to backup a file/folder.

Thanks again GEOSoft. I see what you're getting at alright, but this little script is for a guy who runs a small business but knows nothing about computers, let alone zip files and incremental backups. The folder, that needs to be backed up at the close of business each day, will change each day (sales, stock, customer accounts, etc.). He doesn't know how to back up to another drive and I wont be there to keep him on the right track if he slips up, so I thought it better to use AutoIt to write the script to do it all for him, so all he has to do is run the exe to backup the folder and shutdown (Shutdown(9) ) the computer at the end of the day.

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