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I am writing some script for a migration backup for about 250 machines. The employees are alla little dumb and save .doc .pdf .... files in all sorts of weird places they shouldn't be so I am searching for and copying them all in c: and want to save them in My documents then copy My documents to the NAS. This is all good except it produces a cyclical copy error, as in it is copying from and pasting to the same place in it's mind.

I have tried an exceptions file with %homepath% but that doesn't work.

Any workarounds. I have already written the script to copy to the NAS instead of the drive itself but I would really like to copy everything to My Documents first.

Thanks

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cyclical copy error

Does it say cyclical copy error or cyclic redundancy error?

Not sure if it will help, but maybe it is a disk read/write error your copying from/to or one of the files is bad.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_fix_a_cyclic_r...opy_a_file.html

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cyclical copy error

Does it say cyclical copy error or cyclic redundancy error?

Not sure if it will help, but maybe it is a disk read/write error your copying from/to or one of the files is bad.

http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_fix_a_cyclic_r...opy_a_file.html

Nah, he means the copy operation would just loop itself... it copies files of [file type] in C: and all subdirectories back to My Documents... which is in C:... so it copies the files that are there back to themselves until the script is stopped.

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Just mount a network share as drive Z and back everything up to z:/user_name/My Documents?

I know that. I actually have it backing up to the NAS but wanted to see if there was a workaround. I have tried if conditions and it doesn't help. I think its a no go. Well that data backup works anyway.

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