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Windows 7: Use bat file to auto backup


18 Jan 2012   #1

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 
Use bat file to auto backup

I use to know how to do bat files, but it has been many years. Age has gotten to me and with some problems with my computer system, I'm wondering how I can backup certain files onto my USB drive when I turn "OFF" the computer. For example, when I tell windows 7 to power down, run this bat file first.

Thanks.

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18 Jan 2012   #2

 
 

For Windows Pro?? and above, using Group Policy, you can have a synchronoous (e.g.e don't start shutdown until script complete) shutdown script.

Or, without that, having a desktop icon that launches your backup script but also does the shutdown command at the end.
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18 Jan 2012   #3

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

I like that one is for me to click on an icon have the computer run the script and then shut down the computer. Any suggestions on where I can find such a bat file to do this? And while I'm at it, how about if I click on the shut down button and have that do it all?
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18 Jan 2012   #4

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
I like that one is for me to click on an icon have the computer run the script and then shut down the computer. Any suggestions on where I can find such a bat file to do this? And while I'm at it, how about if I click on the shut down button and have that do it all?
You penetrate the outer teachings. I haven't fully delved into it, but I don't think you can change what the shut down button/tile does. I was thinking the same thing.

For starters:

schedule a regularly scheduled Windows Backup (that includes or does not include a system image) via Backup and Restore main panel.

Then look in Task Scheduler under Microsoft? Window? Backup? or WindowsBackup? to find what is executed when Windows Backup runs.

Your script will basically have that line and a -shutdown- command.
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18 Jan 2012   #5

Windows Professional 64bit
 
 

Great minds think alike that's for sure. Okay I'm game, but let me ask you this. If I do a windows backup/restore, can I choose which files I want to restore and which one's I don't? Then comes the problem of how to tell windows which files I want to back up. I don't understand the backup/restore in windows. Just make it easy, put a few click marks in little boxes, and that's it. I'm thinking about going with Daemon Tools to make an iso file. They tell me that with this, I can check which files to add to the iso file and good to go. Any other suggestions?
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18 Jan 2012   #6

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FreeFileSync can do what you want. You can use it to create a batch job and use when finished action of Shutdown.FreeFileSync | Free Security & Utilities software downloads at SourceForge.net
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18 Jan 2012   #7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955 View Post
Great minds think alike that's for sure. Okay I'm game, but let me ask you this. If I do a windows backup/restore, can I choose which files I want to restore and which one's I don't? Then comes the problem of how to tell windows which files I want to back up. I don't understand the backup/restore in windows. Just make it easy, put a few click marks in little boxes, and that's it. I'm thinking about going with Daemon Tools to make an iso file. They tell me that with this, I can check which files to add to the iso file and good to go. Any other suggestions?
You'll note that for Backup, the Task Scheduler has some command line with only one parm? My guess is that parm simply says "look at all the registry settings pertaining to the selectable file/folder tree in the Backup applet".

With that said, I haven't experimented with it, but I believe using the command line WBADMIN command, you can include and exclude folders as part of a regular backup (which I assume could also include a system image if the -allcritical option was specified).

You didn't say anything about automating a restore of files/folders. That doesn't make sense.
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18 Jan 2012   #8

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Backup Automation

May not be a good solution for you.

Macrium Reflect (paid ver) does scripts and bat files. Will turn off the computer at completion. Paid ver does files while the free ver does only images.
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