data bckup-internal HD to Ext HD-only newer

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
August 30, 2009 at 08:39:34
Specs: Windows XP
Hi, I need to backup my internal HD data to my external HD using XP. I don't want to write over the old files each time I backup, only the newer stuff gets copied. What is the command? I want to write this in Notepad and add a .bat extension and put a shortcut on my desktop. Please help me find the simple way to do this. Thanks

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#1
August 30, 2009 at 08:43:20
xcopy c:\* <external drive letter>:\ /i /m /e /v /c /g /h /r 


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#2
August 30, 2009 at 09:18:15
I'm doing something wrong. Please let me know if you can spot it. My internal HD folder is c:\0_0_1_PQ_Data\0_1_PQ_Data external destination is G:\0_1_PQ_Data. Here is the batch file I put on C:

xcopy c:\0_0_1_PQ_Data\0_1_PQ_Data G:\0_1_PQ_Data /i /m /e /v /c /g /h /g

I just revised an error in my post
Thanks!


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#3
August 30, 2009 at 09:31:52
Do you get any error message?
Also, for the first run, you'll probably want to leave off the /m, so you can grab all of the files regardless of when they were modified.

EDIT: Also, that second /g should be /r


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#4
August 30, 2009 at 09:33:46
No error, quick DOS banner. I will try without the m. Thanks.

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#5
August 30, 2009 at 09:42:32
It's running right now. You are awesome!!! Thanks a lot!

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