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    make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    Assuming i have this dir: c:documenti with variuous file.
    Is possible to make a little application to insert in automatixc execution of start menu or choice you other way :

    at every week at every friday, zipedd all file into c:documenti and save this zipped file into dir myservermydir with the name BK_date_of_friday.zip

    make that after the pc have completed all task normally...


    note for Hans:
    This is an expliciti request from my Boss, you know!:-(

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    If you have a registered version of WinZip 9 or later, you can install the free WinZip Command Line Support Add-On, create a batch file that uses this to create a zipped backup, and create a scheduled task in Windows to run the batch file once a week.

    There are many commercial backup programs, for example (in alphabetic order):
    BackupNow
    Second Copy
    TrueImage from Acronis

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    The slickest vbs script I have seen for what you want is here A script which zips a directory and burns to a CD using only XP's built-in tools. You will need to fiddle it a little to get it to work and exclude the CD burning part but it is well commented so it shouldn't be too hard to customise.

    Once you have the script running the way you want - set it as a Scheduled Task. You can find information about Scheduled Tasks in the Windows Online Help.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    tks Andrew i have see the link, but not for me...;-(
    I kinow only a little VBA for excel....

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    Creating your own backup application is like reinventing the wheel. I would go with one of the commercial backup programs. They allow you to set a backup schedule using an easy interface.

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    Just as a footnote, I was unable to successfully execute a Scheduled Task on Windows Server 2003 which ran a VBS script to copy a file. However, I could schedule the identical file using the ancient AT function at the command line. Security is so confusing. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: make a bkup of all files (6.0)

    Hi Jefferson
    <hr>Security is so confusing.<hr>
    Amen
    Regards
    Don

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