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Re: [K12OSN] Way off topic - Windows batch file question



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> Here is a way I would try to do it. . .
> Place a file in the root of the backup drive(s) called query.txt or 
> something you'll remember.
> 
> >>>batchfile up to here<<<
> :start 
> 
> if exist h:\query.txt goto continueh
> if exist I:\query.txt goto continuei
> if not exist I:\query.txt goto error
> 
> :continueh
> >>>>do the backup with appropriate drive letter for H:<<<<
> copy <path to a copy of>\query.txt h:\ /y
> goto end
> 
> :continuei
> >>>>do the backup with appropriate drive letter for I:<<<<
> copy <path to a copy of>\query.txt i: /y
> goto end
> 
> :error
> echo There was an error finding your backup drive.
> echo Make sure it is connected and turned on and try again.
> echo I'll wait for you to do that or press (CTRL-C) to cancel.
> echo When your drives are ready,
> pause
> 
> goto start
> 
> :end
> 
> echo DONE!
> exit
> 
> There may be other ways, but this will work.  Only thing you have to 
> remember is that if you change the backup routines, you will need to make 
> the same changes in both the H and the I sections.
> 
> This will look for the file called query.txt on H and if it finds it, will 
> start the backup, and copy the file query.txt to the root of the H: drive.
> If the file doesn't exist (there is no H: drive) it will run the next line 
> which runs the batch section for the I: drive.
> 
> Hope this helps at least a little. . .
> 
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> DeQueen Public Schools
> DeQueen, AR 71832
> simpsond leopards k12 ar us
> Tux for President!
> 
> On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> 
> > Sorry for the nature of this post, but I think there are Windows wizards
> > out here as well.
> > 
> > I have a Win2000 server and a pair of Iomega 160GB usb hard drives.  I
> > need to back up to these drives.  I can set whatever backup program to
> > back up to drive x:.  I need to be able to swap these drives weekly and
> > take one off site.  Problem is when I plug in one drive it assigns drive
> > h: to it, the other gets i: assigned to it.  This causes my backup
> > program to get stupid.
> > 
> > I am thinking I can solve this by placing a simple batch file in the
> > Windows scheduler that deletes drive x:, runs a quick check for which
> > drive is available h: or i:, then has an if statement duplicate h: to x:
> > if h: exists, if h: doesn't exist and i: does exist the duplicate i: to
> > x:.
> > 
> > Does this make any sense?  This just seems like it could save a lot of
> > money on tape drives if it is figured out.
> > 
> > Thanks
> > 
> > Jim Kronebusch
> > Cotter Tech Department
> > 507-453-5188
> > jim winonacotter org 
> > 
> > 
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