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I am using Robocopy for backing up my project directories to an external disk, and it works like a charm.

Except for one little issue: sometimes, I wish I could override the destination directory which I specify in my Robocopy Job file (myproject.rcj) to send the files somewhere else.

So if I have this in my myprojects.rcj:

:: Robocopy Job MYPROJECT.RCJ

:: Source Directory :
 /SD:d:\MyProject :: Source Directory.

:: Destination Directory :
 /DD:f:\MyDefaultDestination :: Destination Directory.

is there any way I can instruct Robocopy to use a different destination when executing it using a job?

So I execute Robocopy like this:

robocopy /job:myproject.rcj

and I wish I could override the default destination directory by using:

robocopy /job:myproject.rcj /DD:X:\OtherDestination

but that doesn't seem to work.....

ERROR : Invalid Parameter #2 : "/DD:X:\OtherDestination"

Any ideas??

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Do you need this to use just the .rcj options? You could always make a .bat that takes an argument for $destinationDIR and passes it to robocopy. –  Nathan V Nov 29 '12 at 5:55

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I was able to do this with the /LOG parameter by simply removing it from the job file. I didn't try it with /SD and /DD, but I'd be willing to throw a fish back that it'd work.

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