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    Copy the latest file to a network server directory using a Batch file

    Can someone help why the code below does not work? I am trying to copy the latest file to move to a network server. I keep getting a invalid parameter. I am trying test the code in a batch file to see if works or not to move the code in a SQL server job to run to get my backup file copy to a network server.

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    echo off
    FOR /F "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%I IN ('DATE /t') DO SET mydate=%%I%%J%%K%%L
    xcopy "E:\backup\*.bak" "\\Test_server\E$\Test_backp\*.bak" /D:%mydate%
    echo %mydate%
    pause
    exit

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    Look here: technet.com

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    Finding the latest file and copying

    Take a look the script latest.txt posted at http://www.biterscripting.com/Learni...g/Lesson4.html toward the bottom of the page. You can use that script to find the latest file, then use the system copy command to copy the file.

    Patrick

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