Powershell xcopy for file backup

A handy powershell script for xcopying data – useful for database backups that need copying to tape:

function xCopy
(
[string]$src = $(throw "Specify the source directory"),
[string]$dest = $(throw "Specify the destination diirectory")
)
{
$src = $src -replace '\*$'
if (test-path $dest)
{
switch -regex ($src)
{
'\\$' {$src = "$src*"; break}
'\w$' {$src = "$src\*"; break}
default {break}
}
}
copy-item $src $dest -recurse -force
}


xCopy "C:\Source Folder\Location" "\\servername\foldershare\valid UNC path"

Save this to a script “xcopy.ps1”  and then execute as a scheduled task:

powershell “c:\xcopy.ps1” -arguments

4 thoughts on “Powershell xcopy for file backup

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  1. Thanks I tried this and it works a treat. I does not check if files are older than a certain date but it does not copy file across if they are already there and I can modify it myself.

    Cheers

    Steven

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