Bret Hammond wrote:
Hmmmm...I'm sure the script is quick n' easy, but it is confusing me a bit. Would that work with data on both my laptop and on the other computers on my home network?
As for the V2i Protector doo-dad, I can't seem to find the website for it. Got a linky?
Space isn't really an issue. I have 40 gigs work with on this spare drive. I don't really see the need to use it for anything but back up stuff.
Yep - it'll work anywhere
xcopy "C:Documents and SettingsFePixieMy Documents*.*" "PC2laptopBackup" /e /Y /C /D
"C:Documents and SettingsFePixieMy Documents*.*" = the source that you want to back up
"PC2laptopBackup" = the destination drive or machine or folder where the backup will be
The gibble at the end are the switches that say only copy changed files and copy the directory structure etc - leave them the same.
So - open notepad...
xcopy "(source directory or drive)*.*" "(destination)" /e /Y /C /D
Save the file as backup.bat
double click it to run it
If you have more than one place to copy files from you can add more lines to your script in the same file
xcopy "C:data*.*" "D:backup" /e /Y /C /D
xcopy "C:moredata*.*" "D:backup" /e /Y /C /D
xcopy "C:otherdata*.*" "E:otherbackup" /e /Y /C /D
Once you have a script that works you can schedule it to run each night - Start - accessories - system tools - scheduled tasks - new task - next - browse to where you've saved your script - name the task - schedule it when you want it to go and forget it
This kind of script does not delete the files you've deleted on yr PC from the backup so can take lots of room if you forget to tidy up yr pc before it backs up each night.
There we go - one free backup program coming right up huh?
~ Fe Pixie ~