Windows 10: Run Robocopy to backup file on shutdown, does not seem to work.

Discus and support Run Robocopy to backup file on shutdown, does not seem to work. in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I want to run Robocopy to copy my Money 2005 file every shutdown, I know Money has a backup facility but when my wife runs Money on her laptop (Using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Trapper, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Trapper Win User

    Run Robocopy to backup file on shutdown, does not seem to work.


    I want to run Robocopy to copy my Money 2005 file every shutdown, I know Money has a backup facility but when my wife runs Money on her laptop (Using Homegroup) there is always a backup conflict with my PC and if I open Money and try to backup I get the same problem in reverse. To get round this annoying problem I have used Robocopy to copy the master .mny file to a separate drive. Money is installed on my PC and my wife accesses this from her laptop.

    I have tried to use gpedit to run a shutdown script from the Robocopy .bat file in my Users/Documents/ folder. And saved this with a .bat extension. If I open the documents folder I can see the file but if I ‘view’ file from the group policy option it only shows as LOG file.

    I tried to run this at shutdown but this did not work as the screen just showed ‘Shutting Down’ for so long I killed then restarted the PC. I opened Task Scheduler in the hope that that would work but did not see an option to run at shutdown.


    The instruction is as follows:

    [ robocopy "C:\Users\Alan\MS Money 2005 files" "K:\Microsoft Money 2005 saved files" /e /np /tee /mt:4 /log+:my_backup_log.txt

    Pause ]

    Any suggestions as to why it does not seem to run?

    :)
     
    Trapper, Oct 20, 2015
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  2. KingNeil2 Win User

    Robocopy backup won't work

    I tried to use the built-in Windows program called Robocopy to back up my files using the following command on the command line:

    robocopy Documents J:\robocopy /e

    This command works fine on my laptop

    But it would not work on my desktop computer for some reason

    It just shows the very command that I typed over and over again repeating the command over and over on a new line each time, and it doesn't copy the files. There is no explanation for why.

    On the other hand, using Windows Backup / File History works just fine, but I don't want to use Windows Backup because I don't like the format that the files are saved in.

    Why isn't Robocopy working? How do I solve this?
     
    KingNeil2, Oct 20, 2015
    #2
  3. SyncToy backup failures on Windows 10 computer

    Based on my experience, SyncToy is very unreliable. It never worked ever since I upgraded to Windows 10. It either copied the same file over (even if timestamps match), or incorrectly delete the
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    even though I've set it to "Echo", and the source files and folders are intact. This is dangerous.

    Since then I switched to the command-line tool Robocopy which supports the /MIR (mirror) argument to create a mirror copy
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    RoboCopy Command-line examples

    robocopy "d:\backup" "F:\WD-Elements\backup" /MIR

    To exclude a file type (example *.bmp) from being Synced:

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    Get used to RoboCopy, and you'll certainly love it. It's a fantastic tool. You can save the commands to a .CMD or .BAT file and set it to run from Startup folder or Schedule it, or start manually.

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    Ramesh Srinivasan, Oct 20, 2015
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