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sys_shell_wait works on windows server 2012 not on windows server 2019

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  • sys_shell_wait works on windows server 2012 not on windows server 2019

    We are in the proces of changing our server from windows server 2012 to windows server 2019.
    We use sys_shell_wait to zip a folder with files.
    SYS_SHELL_wait("C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe a "+strfilename+" "+strdirname+"\*", .F.)
    This works like a charm on the old server but not on the new server.
    (7-zip is installed ofcourse)
    Executing the command on the server is no problem. (Ok I added " for extra quotest around c:\program files\7-zip\7z.exe but that didn't solve it either)
    So I tried:
    SYS_SHELL_wait("Copy c:\temp\test.bat c:\temp\test\test.bat", .F.)
    Didn't work either.
    Executing this in a dos box works like a charm.

    Has anybody a clue what to look for?
    How to work around it?
    We are still on version 4.6.1.9 so the new zip_folder function in alpha is not available :(

    Thanks for any clues

    Pieter








  • #2
    Hi Peter,
    I don't have server2019 to play with, but will wait_until(file.exists("c:\<zipped">)) do as a work around?
    Gregg Schmidt

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    • #3
      Unfortunately not. The file is never created :(

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      • #4
        what about using Alpha's file.zip function ? https://documentation.alphasoftware....zip%20function
        The example < FILE.ZIP("c:\backup.ZIP","c:\a5data\invoice\*.*") > looks like it'll do what you want.
        Gregg Schmidt

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        • #5
          It only zips the files in the current folder not in the subfolders :(
          Thanks for trying.

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          • #6
            ok. Try this.
            obviously, you'll have to make some minor adjustments.
            Code:
            dim baseSaveTo as c = "c:\alpha5\backups"
            dim baseBackup as c
            dim fileList as c
            dim dirList as c
            dim itsZipped as l
            texttospeech("doing it now")
            baseBackup = api_getenvironmentvar("userprofile")+"\downloads"
            fileList = filefind.get_recurse(baseBackup,"*.*",FILE_FIND_NOT_DIRECTORY,"pn")
            fileList = crlf_to_comma(fileList)
            itsZipped = file.zip(baseSaveTo+"\archive.zip",fileList,"d")
            texttospeech("finished")
            debug(1)
            Gregg Schmidt

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            • #7
              Thanks I will give this a try and let you know.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by info@computoria.nl View Post
                We are in the proces of changing our server from windows server 2012 to windows server 2019.
                We use sys_shell_wait to zip a folder with files.
                SYS_SHELL_wait("C:\Program Files\7-Zip\7z.exe a "+strfilename+" "+strdirname+"\*", .F.)
                This works like a charm on the old server but not on the new server.
                (7-zip is installed ofcourse)
                Executing the command on the server is no problem. (Ok I added " for extra quotest around c:\program files\7-zip\7z.exe but that didn't solve it either)
                So I tried:
                SYS_SHELL_wait("Copy c:\temp\test.bat c:\temp\test\test.bat", .F.)
                Didn't work either.
                Executing this in a dos box works like a charm.

                Has anybody a clue what to look for?
                How to work around it?
                We are still on version 4.6.1.9 so the new zip_folder function in alpha is not available :(

                Thanks for any clues

                Pieter
                Try running your command with sys_shell_result(). sys_shell_result() will return the call result. If an error is occurring, this will give you more information.
                Sarah Mitchell
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                • #9
                  My first thought is that if:

                  SYS_SHELL_wait("Copy c:\temp\test.bat c:\temp\test\test.bat", .F.)

                  did not work, it's a permissions issue.

                  Try WIN_SPECIAL_FOLDER(), or hardcode a folder INSIDE the profile. (I suggest using WIN_SPECIAL_FOLDER() for mobility down the road...)

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                  • #10
                    Thanks everyone for their input.
                    We found the problem.
                    It is the virusscanner Windows Defender.
                    If real-time protection is enable it is not working.
                    If it is disabled then it is working.
                    The exclusion didn't work either.
                    So I guess we will have to go for another virusscanner.

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