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



Oh! OK. . .

So this drive fills up and you need to swap and put data on the second 
drive, eh?

OK. It was my understanding that you were using two drives for different 
copies and taking one of them off-campus.

Let me think on this one for a bit. . .



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:

> > 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. . .
> 
> Crap.  I think looking at this a little closer I wasn't clear enough.  I
> need to actually back up C,D,E,F,and M drives to one of the external
> drives.  I was thinking of using windows backup so I can catch the
> system state of the machine for the registry and such.  The problem is
> if I set the backup script to point to my external drive of H:, when I
> unplug h: and plug in the next drive, the new drive becomes i:.  Then my
> backup errors because it cannot find drive h:.  So I was looking for a
> script to check whether I: or H: is available, then make a new drive
> called X:.  Then I can schedule the script to run right before Windows
> backup to be sure that X: is available and connected to the current
> drive (either H or I).  Then my Windows backup can proceed to backup to
> X without any errors.
> 
> Does that help clear things up?
> 
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