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Thread: Copy files and backup settings

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    Lightbulb Copy files and backup settings

    So guys I have a simple process I make the cut file, copy the cut file to a stick, walk to the shop and copy the cut file to the control computer. I think this is a very common activity for botters. I have about 3 of these sticks I use.

    I have always done it this way and I still do it this way. I have been unintentionally bogarting a little utility I created years ago so I would not have to keep getting a larger thumb drive as I get more and more files. If its starts to get too full I delete older cut files to make room. It also insures that you get all of your files. It only copies cut files created/modified 0 - 27 days back!


    • The first is to copy to the stick from the design box:
      • ShopBotCopyCutFiles.bat

    • Next is copied to the root of the stick to insure we never copy to the wrong place.
      • SB.ico

    • Now on the stick we have copy.bat to copy the files from the stick to the cut computer. AND does a backup of our SB settings.
      • copy.bat

    • This file excludes files we do not want copied.
      • ex.txt


    Open these files and set the folders to match your system. You will have to remove the .txt from all but the ex.txt file

    ~HTH
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    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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    In hindsight I guess we didn't really need the exclude because we are being so specific regarding the copy mask. I hope it helped someone.
    "Once a person moves away from the computer and CNC some of the most important work begins." ~Joe Crumley

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    Khaos,

    Thanks for putting the batch files together. I'll find them useful.

    James

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