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  • X Basic convert to VbScript

    set DateString=%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%

    %WinDir%\syetem32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\BackupTasks\Daily.bks" /n
    "Backup_%DateString%" /d "Backup_%DateString%" /v:no /r:yes /rs:no /hc:off /m normal
    /j "Backup_%DateString%" /l:s /f "C:\Bckups\Backup-%DateString%.bkf"

    I know how to code in Vb but am fuzzt with Vbscript especially the conversion of x basic to VbScript. If you could push me in the right direction, I would appriciate it. Thank you

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    Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

    Hi ???,
    Welcome to the messageboard! We use this almost exclusively as a knowledgebase and once the nuances of how to search it are figured out, you will find most desktop answers here.

    You are really limiting yourself to answers only from anyone not only that is familiar with vbscript, but also to those who understand what it is you are trying to achieve.

    If you tell us what exactly it is you are in need of (what is the script supposed to do) and preferably show us also what you have tried that we can modify to help you, more people here will be able (and willing!) to provide a solution.
    Mike
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    • #3
      Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

      Originally posted by gabelgee View Post
      set DateString=%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%

      %WinDir%\system32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\BackupTasks\Daily.bks" /n
      "Backup_%DateString%" /d "Backup_%DateString%" /v:no /r:yes /rs:no /hc:off /m normal
      /j "Backup_%DateString%" /l:s /f "C:\Bckups\Backup-%DateString%.bkf"
      This isn't xbasic code. This appears to have come from a DOS batch file that runs a NTbackup job.
      Also there is a typo, I have corrected it and highlighted in red.

      This will get you started.
      http://www.geekinterview.com/talk/15...-vbscript.html

      Btw; I too have toyed around with running my backup jobs via VBScript, I eventually gave up and wrote a batch file which I schedule to run via task scheduler. The batch file approach was much simpler than the VBScript. I have attached a copy of my backup batch file, change the extension from .txt to .bat (forums didn't like the .bat extension).
      Attached Files
      Andrew

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      • #4
        Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

        I'm trying to attach a screen shot of the batch file and all i get is an error could someone help direct this back up file code.

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        • #5
          Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

          what is the error?

          You may need to save the image as a smaller jpg or png

          What file type are you using and what is the file size?
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          • #6
            Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

            Why would you attach a screenshot of what is basically a text file? Why not just attach the file itself?
            There can be only one.

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            • #7
              Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

              Hey Mike i just moved to S.Texas from Appleton, it would be great if i could throw some x-basic questions at you if thats oK ...

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              • #8
                Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                Well, most times it is most beneficial to keep questions (and answers) on the message board. I and others have taken some questions off-board when they are just too hard to fathom the problem and there is a need to do so to eliminate guesswork and such. The issue you are having difficulty with has not gotten to that point yet as you have not given enough information (attach the actual text file as Stan suggested).

                Also, I cannot imagine meeting off-board with someone when I do not even know their first name!!

                (must have been quite a change moving from Appleton to south Texas btw!)
                Mike
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                It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
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                  Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                  Hey thanks thats cool, and yes it is very different down here. Anyhow I wanted to create this back up script and wanna test it. Any suggestions? And would you walk me through the code you sent, I'm looking for the last line of code.
                  Abel :)

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                  • #10
                    Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                    I would like to help you; really I would. However I am not understanding what it is you are wanting or needing.
                    Andrew

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                    • #11
                      Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                      In my orginal message I' looking to pass the last string as a batch file so I can get my back up going. Thanks

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                      • #12
                        Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                        Originally posted by gabelgee
                        In my orginal message I' looking to pass the last string as a batch file
                        Your question is confusing.
                        You want to pass the string as an argument to a batch file or do you want to save the string to a batch file?
                        Andrew

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                        • #13
                          Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                          In xbasic you perform variable substitution like this.

                          Code:
                          DateString= "Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2"
                          
                          
                          cmd = "%WinDir%\syetem32\ntbackup.exe backup \"@C:\BackupTasks\Daily.bks\" /n \"Backup_%"+DateString+"%\" /d \"Backup_%"+DateString+"%\" /v:no /r:yes /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j \"Backup_%"+DateString+"%\" /l:s /f \"C:\Bckups\Backup-%"+DateString+"%.bkf\""
                          
                          ? cmd
                          = %WinDir%\syetem32\ntbackup.exe backup "@C:\BackupTasks\Daily.bks" /n "Backup_%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%" /d "Backup_%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%" /v:no /r:yes /rs:no /hc:off /m normal /j "Backup_%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%" /l:s /f "C:\Bckups\Backup-%Date:~6,4%.%Date:~3,2%.%Date:~0,2%.bkf"
                          There can be only one.

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                            Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                            Sorry for the confusion, I want to pass the string as an argument to a batch file. Thank you

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                            • #15
                              Re: X Basic convert to VbScript

                              Sys_Shell

                              I think sys_shell can do what you want.
                              Andrew

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