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Windows 7: How to setup Task Scheduler to backup folders from NAS to PC over LAN?

24 Jul 2015   #1
petru

Windows 10 x64
 
 
How to setup Task Scheduler to backup folders from NAS to PC over LAN?

Hello everybody,

In my LAN I have a PC, NAS and a Laptop. I need to schedule a backup from NAS to PC once a week. My NAS automaticaly powers on but I need my PC to do the same and to copy certain folders from NAS to a backup folder in my PC. The NAS has a letter asigned in my PCs Windows Explorer. Fist, it needs to delete those folders from the previous backup, and then to start backing up from NAS.

Thanks a lot guys!


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24 Jul 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Does your computer's BIOS have a setting that will turn it on at the desired time?



If not, look at this info:
Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer

A different scheduled task could run a batch file to delete the old folder and copy that new folder/files.
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24 Jul 2015   #3
petru

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Does your computer's BIOS have a setting that will turn it on at the desired time?



If not, look at this info:
Task Scheduler - Wake Up Computer

A different scheduled task could run a batch file to delete the old folder and copy that new folder/files.
You are talking to a noobie. How do I create a batch file for this kind of job?

Thanks.
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24 Jul 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

One thing at a time.

Let's get the computer to wake up first.
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24 Jul 2015   #5
petru

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
One thing at a time.

Let's get the computer to wake up first.
I think I found something in Bios. It's not a scheduled wakeup. Something with RTC or RCP wake up or something.
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24 Jul 2015   #6
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Use your laptop to Google the terms that you don't understand in the BIOS for your desktop.

RTC (Real Time Clock) wake up sounds like it should wake the computer. Do you see a place to select the day of the week? Then the time of day?
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24 Jul 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

It has been pointed out to me that you have duplicate threads:
How to setup Task Scheduler-backup folders from NAS to PC
and
How to setup Task Scheduler to backup folders from NAS to PC over LAN? - Windows 10 Forums

Waking the computer up via BIOS (if possible) is your best option.

RoboCopy should work well for you. Maybe this info will help:
ROBOCOPY - Create Backup Script

FWIW, that tutorial does not display for me:
How to setup Task Scheduler to backup folders from NAS to PC over LAN?-r.png


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24 Jul 2015   #8
petru

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Yes, I needed a solution fast and I didnt know how quickly I would be getting feedback on these forums. I will mark the threads as resolved.

Thanks a lot.
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