I have a "black box" unit that will be installed in a vehicle, which records digital video onto an SD Card.
The black box unit records in three-minute segments, creating and automatically naming
the files; Windows automatically gives them a time/date stamp.
Once the memory capacity of the SD Card is reached (approximately 12 hours), the black box begins overwriting the earliest time/date stamped files. The black box is 'always on', so it records 24/7.
I plan, at the end of each day to copy/archive onto a computer's internal slave drive all of the DVR recordings off the SD Card from that day, but only those files that were created between 07:00 (AM) and 17:00 (PM).
Once the task of copying/archiving the files is completed: (A) All the data files contained within the
folder "EventList" on the SD Card are to be deleted; then (B) the entire folder and files contained in "FileList_ ? [date/time]" (e.g., FileList_20101117_191021) are also to be deleted.
Therefore, I'm trying to create a batch file that will accomplish the following tasks:
1) Create a new subfolder on a PC's internal fixed slave drive [E:\], and name it with the current day's date (e.g., 11192010).
2) Copy the only those folders and files on the SD Card [F:\], created each day between 07:00 and 17:00, to the newly-created subfolder on the fixed slave drive [E:\].
3) Delete all the files within a folder titled "EventList" on the SD Card [F:\], so that it becomes an empty folder.
4) Completely delete the second folder on the SD Card, which is automatically created/named each day by the "Black Box" (e.g., "FileList_20101117_191021"); this hardware-generated name is a combination of
the date and time.
I believe I've been able to create (with much assistance) a batch file that accomplishes all four tasks, with the exception of only copying only those files created on the day between 07:00 and 17:00. Here's what I have so far:
If it is possible to do so, can anyone please help me restrict the xcopy process to only those folders/files created on the day between 07:00 and 17:00? I would be greatly appreciative of the assistance, as it would help save hard disk space (not to mention
copying time) by not archiving those folders/files created outside of the aforementioned time parameter.