Re: Need Batch File to Copy ONE File Then Pause... One File Then Pause

From: AlleyCat (AlleyC...)


On Sat, 2 May 2015 22:44:09 +0700, JJ says...

>
> On Fri, 1 May 2015 19:47:28 -0500, AlleyCat wrote:
> > Possible? I have some very large files to copy from one disk or partition to
> > others (I'm a backup fanatic), and I don't want the copying process to be
> > taking the resources while it's copying. Plus, I'd like to defrag the file
> > after it's copied to the "new" location. I can incorporate that myself, but the
> > copy of one file, is above my pay grade.
> >
> > I can do all this overnight, but would like to do it in real-time too.
> >
> > Any consideration will be most appreciated. Thanks.
>
> If by "not taking resoures", you meant not to take CPU time as much as
> possible, then you can start the batch file in another command processor
> process as a low priority process using START /LOW. e.g.
>
> @echo off
> setlocal
> if not "%InLowPriority%" == "" goto start
> set InLowPriority=1
> start "Backup Batch" /b /low /wait cmd /c %0 %*
> goto :eof
> :start
> rem put backup batch code here
> rem
> rem e.g.
> rem copy sourcefile z:\destfolder
> rem contig z:\destfolder\sourcefile


OK, the "priority" part, I get, but you may have missed the point about wanting
to copy only one file, after xcopy finds it. I'd like it to either pause the
batch file, or stop completely AFTER the file has been found and copied to the
other HDD/partition.

Also, what does the "start "Backup Batch" /b /low /wait cmd /c %0 %*" line do?
We might even forget the priority part altogether, and focus on the xcopy
command line. Is there a way (maybe another "copy" command) that will seek the
files to be copied and stop itself after that one file has been copied.

It sounds impossible. I've got robocopy too, but haven't seen any commands that
will do this.

@echo off
setlocal
if not "%InLowPriority%" == "" goto start
set InLowPriority=1
start "Backup Batch" /b /low /wait cmd /c %0 %*
goto :eof
:start
H:
xcopy /i/s/d/c/y/exclude:D:\download\donotcopy.txt *.* N:\
rem put backup batch code here
rem
rem e.g.
rem copy sourcefile z:\destfolder
rem contig z:\destfolder\sourcefile

Thanks again!

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