I am using a batch file to copy a database backup file using robocopy (on Windows 7/2008) and need to restore (with replace) the database only after the backup file is really changed (not skipped by robocopy).

robocopy \\server\share . foo.bak /TBD /NP

Tried testing errorlevel but it doesn't help. Anyone has some suggestion to achieve such objective?



A bit inelegant I admit, but write a log file and then parse it?

  • Not at all inelegant. Robocopy has a number of options for logging: ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html – jscott Feb 13 '10 at 13:22
  • +1. Exactly, use Robocopy's logging options. – joeqwerty Feb 13 '10 at 14:25

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