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    hi there! here's what i wanna do:

    we have a huge folder (all psd's and ai's) that we're going to back up to tape on a nightly basis. this folder has had no cleanup performed on it, ever. there's some really old stuff that's already been archived (via a full system backup), but as of now, stuff that doesn't get touched or used will be getting backed up. don't wanna do that. so i'm looking for an auto-archiving program that will monitor a folder(s) of my choosing and move anything of a certain age, determined by me, to another folder, at a time determined by me. for example:

    every night at 10pm, this program would look at the 'last modified' date of every file in said folder, and if it's 2 years old, it'll move out of this folder into another folder, which is excluded from the backup. hopefully this program is smart enough to keep the folder structure intact. so...

    anyone know of anything like that?

    thx!

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    Re: looking for a program...

    You could probably use Robocopy to do that
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      Re: looking for a program...

      Originally posted by Maish View Post
      You could probably use Robocopy to do that
      right, thx. i'm looking at robocopy now. it looks like it's the /xo switch i'd want, which means 'older.' anyone know, older than what?

      also, i'm really looking more for something that runs as a service and will...oh, wait. i guess i could set robocopy to run as a scheduled task. that might work. i'm still not sure about how to get robocopy to only move files that are 730 days (2 years) old or older.

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        Re: looking for a program...

        If you are not comfortable with command line there is a gui for this tool as well

        http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc160891.aspx
        Maish
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          Re: looking for a program...

          Originally posted by Maish View Post
          If you are not comfortable with command line there is a gui for this tool as well

          http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m.../cc160891.aspx
          thx, but i have to use the cl. the switch i was looking for is actually /maxage:n, which is not available via the gui.

          thx guys for your help and input!

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