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

From: Todd Vargo (tlvarg...)

On 5/2/2015 10:19 PM, AlleyCat wrote:
>
> 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?

Type START/? at command prompt for details.

> 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!
>

Add /L to your xcopy switches and send the output to a file. Then use
FOR/f to parse the file list to copy each file one at a time and delay
between files as needed. Make sure to add the output file to your
donotcopy.txt file.


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